London isn’t usually the place to look for clues about rising tensions between China and Japan. But a surreal diplomatic tit-for-tat there speaks volumes about the fast-deteriorating situation in northeast Asia.
“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,” 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” 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.