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).
Stepping out to promote their final “Harry Potter” film ever, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were all on-hand at the UK premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II” on Thursday (July 7).
The three superstars were joined by author J.K. Rowling and the rest of the cast including Tom Felton with Jade Gordon), Bonnie Wright with Jamie Campbell Bower, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith, with the group certainly causing a fan frenzy as they arrived on the red carpet one by one.
Trying his best to put his hard-partying ways behind him, Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that his drinking days are over.
In the August issue of GQ, the 21-year-old "Harry Potter" star says he bid farewell to booze after finding himself all to accustom to using it, telling the mag, "There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me."