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.
Traveling the world to promote the blockbuster finale "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," Tom Felton enjoyed a relaxing day alongside girlfriend Jade Olivia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday (July 16).
The Draco Malfoy actor and his stunt assistant girlfriend took a trip to a local beach while also riding in a helicopter and doing a bit of sightseeing at the popular Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain locales.
It's known as one of the biggest film franchises of all time, and now as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," hits theaters today (July 15), fans will experience all the magic of the end of the epic 10-year journey.
Having wrapped up her "Harry Potter" premiere efforts, Emma Watson treated herself to a SoHo shopping spree in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (July 13).
The darling actress stopped to look at jewelry being sold on the street before sprinting off to try and catch a cab - but she ended up being turned on, as the driver surprisingly told her that he was off duty.
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.