“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” the final movie in the series based on J.K. Rowling’s books about a boy wizard, opened with a record $169.2 million in weekend ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” opens with Harry kneeling at the beachside grave of house elf Dobby. Death is ever-present in the thrilling finale of the top-grossing franchise in movie history.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” rolled out to the screams of sleepless fans in London yesterday, the final production in a film franchise that has made $6.37 billion at the global box office so far.
“ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1” was the top movie of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking in $49.1 million in ticket sales over three days for Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros.