While forecasts tend to hold up quite predictably, "Captain America: The First Avenger" offered up a surprise by leaping out to the pole position at the box office over the weekend of July 22-24, 2011.
The Chris Evans starring superhero cape pulled in $25.6 million on Friday night while en route to an opening weekend total of $65.8 million - well above the projected total of $58 million.
After years and years of hard work and devotion – a newly released video shows the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” cast and crew on set for their last day ever.
In an emotional speech, Daniel Radcliffe says, “I just want to say I love this place. This has been my life. I don’t know what my day to day life consists of without you. All of you. I just want to say I’ve loved every minute and I thank you all very, very much for making that possible.”
Off to a monumental start, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" raced to a staggering lead at the box office over the weekend of July 15-17, 2011.
The Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson starring franchise finale delivered a $92.1 million opening day en route to an estimated $168.5 million three day opening to beat out previous top earner "Dark Knight," which garnered $158.4 million.
Coming in as no surprise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” has already reached record breaking status.
Warner Bros. released an official statement on Wednesday (July 13) stating, “Warner Bros. Pictures ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ has already broken several records in the days leading up to the series finale hugely anticipated release.”
As excitement continues to build for the final installment of "Harry Potter," new videos have been released in effort to remember the past and look forward at what is to come from the blockbuster franchise.
In the five minute look-back, fans can relive the magic of a decade filled with witchcraft and wizardry along with their favorite characters Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.
With the final installment of their blockbuster franchise just days away, the New York City premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II” is all set to get underway on Monday evening (July 11).