'Harry Potter' Soars Past $200M

by Brandon Gray
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 20, 2011

On Tuesday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 rocketed past the $200 million mark in just five days. The only other movies to hit $200 million in five days were The Dark Knight and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Though its total climbed to a whopping $202.6 million, Deathly Hallows Part 2 didn't break the five-day opening gross record. It fell short of The Dark Knight's $203.8 million five-day haul, ranking second on the all-time five-day chart. Normalized for ticket-price inflation, Deathly Hallows Part 2 would drop to ninth.

Deathly Hallows Part 2's $15.4 million Tuesday was the fifth-highest grossing non-opening Tuesday ever. The Dark Knight still holds that record with $20.9 million, though both movies had Monday-to-Tuesday drops of around 15 percent.

As a franchise, Harry Potter has generated $2.211 billion, and, on Wednesday, it should edge out Star Wars's $2.218 billion to become the top-grossing franchise of all time (despite trailing by a massive margin in terms of estimated attendance).

At the foreign box office, Deathly Hallows Part 2 raked in a spectacular $34 million on Tuesday, lifting its total to $390 million. Factor in its domestic results, and the movie had a $49.3 million Tuesday worldwide for a $592.6 million worldwide total. It leap-frogged over Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II to become the fourth highest-grossing movie of 2011 so far, and it will surpass Fast Five on Wednesday.

Discuss 'Harry Potter's record-breaking performance on Facebook, Twitter, and in Box Office Mojo's forums.

Related Stories:
'Harry' Sets Four-Day Record
Weekend Report: 'Harry' Makes History
Around-the-World Roundup: 'Potter' Obliterates Foreign Record

Related Charts:
Fastest to $200 Million
All-Time 5-day Openings
All-Time Non-Opening Tuesdays
2011 Domestic Grosses
2011 Worldwide Grosses
Showdown: 'Harry Potter' Vs. 'Dark Knight'
Showdown: 'Harry Potter' Vs. 'Twilight'

10/20 Weekend Box Office Forecast: 'Jack Reacher', Madea's 'Boo!' and 'Ouija 2'
10/16 'Accountant' Tops Box Office, 'Inferno' Opens Overseas & 'Pets' Enters Top 50
10/13 Weekend Box Office Forecast: 'The Accountant, 'Kevin Hart: What Now?' and 'Max Steel'
10/11 September 2016 Box Office Highlights: 'Sully' Leads Third Largest September Ever
10/9 'Girl on the Train' Leads Weekend While 'Finding Dory' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide
10/6 Weekend Box Office Forecast: 'Girl on the Train', 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Middle School'
> MORE: News | Features
DAILY: Wednesday, 10/19 (41 tracked)
DAILY: Tuesday, 10/18 (42 tracked)
New MPAA Ratings Added
DAILY: Monday, 10/17 (41 tracked)
WEEKEND: Weekend Actuals, 'The Accountant' #1
DAILY: Friday, 'The Accountant' #1
WEEKLY: 'Girl on the Train' Tops the Week with $34.5m
DAILY: Thursday, 10/13 (57 tracked)
ALL TIME: 'Finding Dory' Becomes 27th Film to Top $1 Billion
SCHEDULE: The 'Untitled Wolverine' Movie is Now Titled 'Logan'