– Written by Tommy Gunz (@DJTommyGunzNJ)
Harry Potter has officially put the smack-down on both the ‘dark knight’ and Captain Jack Sparrow this weekend at the box-office, performing a record-setting magic trick this weekend.
The New Warner Bros. film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” made an estimated $168.6 million in the US over the weekend, beating the previous best opening weekend of $158.4 million, belonging to 2008’s mega-hit “The Dark Knight.”
Even more impressive, the newest Harry Potter film made an additional $307 million internationally in 59 different countries, breaking the record for the previous best international debut of $260.4 million set recently by Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
The Newest “Transformers” movie, which had been No. 1 film for the previous two weeks, slipped to second-place after Harry Potter, raking in over $21.3 million in the US this weekend. So far it remains the year’s top domestic hit, with ticket-sales of over $302.8 million thus far.