Are You A Potterhead?

harry potter the deathly hallows part 2 Are You A Potterhead?

“Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 2” earned $169 MILLION at the box office this weekend.  Helloooooo, world record!  That beats the former opening weekend record by $11 million.  Can you name the top 5 of all time?

[photogallerylink id=59046 align=right]I’ll give you a hint: they’ve ALL been in the last 5 years.  No surprise, as you have to take out a second mortgage on your home to treat the family to a movie, popcorn & drinks!

  1. “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
    $169 million (7/15/11)
  2. “The Dark Knight”
    $158 million (7/18/08)
  3. Spider Man 3″
    $151 million (5/4/07)
  4. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
    $143 million (11/20/09)
  5. “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
    $136 million (7/7/06)

But wait, there’s more!  The movie also broke the record for best 1-day earnings.  It made more than $92 million on Friday alone, which beats the $72.7 million set by “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”.  “Harry Potter” also made $307 million overseas, which is the biggest international weekend ever!

The Top Opening Weekends of All Time

Release Date

Weekend Gross


“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

July 15th, 2011

$169 million


“The Dark Knight”

July 18th, 2008

$158 million


“Spider-Man 3”

May 4th, 2007

$151 million


“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

November 20th, 2009

$143 million


“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”


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