We all knew Harry Potter would take the top spot but the question was how much would it make, the answer is simple, it made a truck load. First off it broke all midnight records making $44 million from midnight shows alone, on top of that it broke the opening day record making $92 million on friday. Twilight: New Moon was holding that record but was beat by oh you know over $20 million by Deathly Hallows Part 2. As it stands the film has made $168.6 million over the weekend and has made almost half a billion world wide, that was all in one weekend. So it’s clear the Harry Potter films are ending on a high note and will make loads of cash.
Transformer 3 dropped to second but added another $21 million to its take. That number pushed it over the $300 million dollar mark here in the states. If Potter doesn’t beat it it’s clear it will easily be the top money maker of the year, which says a lot about audiences this year. Horrible Bosses landed in third with around $17 million bringing its total to $60 million, this summer has easily proved R rated comedies are worth it, that is a great thing. Kids movies are still making money Zookeeper added $12 million to its total which is a little over $40 million which has to be a let down for the studio. Cars 2 sits in fifth and its total being around $165 million which is great but not Pixar great. Also it’s nice to see Super 8 and Midnight in Paris sticking around the top ten.
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 $168.6 million
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon $21.3 million
3. Horrible Bosses $17.6 million
4. Zookeeper $12.3 million
5. Cars 2 $8.3 million
6. Winnie the Pooh $8 million
7. Bad Teacher $5.2 million
8. Larry Crowne $2.6 million
9. Super 8 $1.9 million
10. Midnight in Paris $1.8 million