Harry Potter Crushes The Dark Knight
With an estimated $168.5 million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 has crushed the opening weekend of the previous record holder, The Dark Knight. The previous record was $158.4 million. Potter also earned $307 million overseas, another record. Midnight movies alone counted for $43.3 million of the movie’s weekend total.
The movie is earning praise with a 97% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and “A” rating on Cinemascore. The movie also saw an audience that was 54% female. 3-D showings accounted for 43% of it’s total in the US and 61% overseas.
Green Lantern continued it’s plunge dropping to number 14 on the charts. The movie earned $1.2 million and brought its domestic cumulative to $112.7 million. It’s only earned $33 million overseas.