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Forums - Movies & TV - Weekend Estimate (July 22-24) (Captain America > 65m, HP7 ~48m)

Harry potter is now ranked 27 worldwide, according to box-office mojo, with $834,000,000. Which @ilovegiggs just said. Could it reach 1 billion worldwide faster than avatar, it has 7 more days to do so and it would be awesome if it did. It will definitely be a close one.

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According to BoxOfficeMojo, HP7 fell more than 65% to 108m this weekend (OS). 

Total Lifetime Grosses


Domestic:  $274,182,000    32.9%
Foreign:  $560,400,000    67.1%
Worldwide:  $834,582,000  

Such a shame it's gonna beat Episode 3 this week...damn 3D & inflated prices.


Why does it matter because when it's all said and done, 7 of the 8 HP movies will be above episode three. Also 3 of the movies that are above it came out in the same year and or before. I mean it shouldn't be of any shock to you that it is gonna be above considering how huge these movies are. HP7 part 2 will be the first HP movie to reach a billion. Even though it's in 3d and has higher tickets prices, it's still amazing to go that high.

But whatever, if that's how you feel, that's how you feel.

Potter adds $121m overseas, races past $560m in 12 days

24 July, 2011 | By Jeremy Kay

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 maintained an iron grip on the international box office in its second weekend, generating 14.65m admissions from 19,200 screens in 59 territories and setting several regional records.

The weekend haul of $121.3m through Warner Bros Pictures International boosted the running total to $560.4m after 12 days. The lead market was the UK, where $14.3m (£8.9m) pushed the tally up to $71.1m (£44.6m).

The film already ranks as the biggest Warner Bros release in Latin America and the biggest in the franchise in Eastern Europe, while the combined tally from Europe, the Middle East and Africa has overtaken the lifetime total of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.

In other key results:

Germany: $12.7m (€9m) for $47.3m (€33.5m);

France: $11.7m (€8.3m) for $42m (€29.8m);

Japan: $8.6m (¥681.5m) for $49m (¥3.9bn);

Australia: $8.4m (A$7.9m) for $41.1m (A$38.6m);

Brazil: $6m (R$9.4m) for $24.9m (R$39.3m)
Biggest Warner Bros film of all time;

South Korea: $5.5m (KRW 5.8bn) for $19.5m (KRW 20.6bn);

Russia: $5.4m (Rbl 152m) for $29.8m (Rbl 839.8m)
Biggest Warner Bros film of all time;

Mexico: $5.1m (Ps 59.6m) for $28.3m (Ps 333.1m)
Biggest Warner Bros film of all time;

Italy: $3.2m (€2.3m) for $25.2m (€17.9m);

Spain: $2.7m (€1.9m) for $15.7m (€11.1m); and

Scandinavia: The film has surpassed the lifetime grosses of the first four in the series and stands at $29.5m, on a par with the lifetime gross of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Meanwhile, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon pulled off an extraordinary debut in China through Paramount Pictures International (PPI) as it grossed more than $40m. Overall the $62m international weekend resulted in an excellent $556.5m running total. See separate story here.

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2 grossed $8.3m through PPI from 4,165 venues in 58 for $437.2m. The family sequel arrived in Hong Kong on $1.6m from 43 and added $1.4m from 789 in France for $23.8m in the sixth weekend. The final two markets of Japan and Italy received the film in August.

Speaking of Italy, Captain America: The First Avenger ventured into its first international market day-and-date with the impressive North American debut, grossing a very respectable $2.8m from 327.

The summer’s latest superhero release touches down in 23 next weekend and is expected to make a splash in the UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Argentina.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International reported a $17.7m weekend for Cars 2 from 31 territories to reach $173.7m.

The latest Pixar release arrived in the UK on $6.1m (£3.8m), which executives said performed 42% better than the launch of Cars, which went on to gross £16.5m.

Leading territories are Mexico on $24.6m, Australia on $20.7m, Russia and Brazil each on $19.5m and Italy on $14.2m.

The worldwide tally stands at $350.1m. Next weekend’s new territories are France, Germany and Japan.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesadded $900,000 as the international running total climbed to $794.6m. The global figure is $1.032bn, making this the sixth biggest release in history behind Toy Story 3 on $1.064bn.

Sony Pictures Releasing International’s family release Zookeeper brought in $9m from 2,325 in 35 markets as the early tally reached $28.8m.

The film launched in 19 markets led by a $1.9m debut in second place in Russia on 518 screens. A further $2.6m from 616 in Germany raised the running total after three weekends to $10.5m. Zookeeper stands at $7.7m in Mexico after three.

Bad Teacher crossed $70m following $7.9m from 2,204 in 32. The R-rated comedy opened well in second place in Australia on $3.2m from 242. Germany has generated $16.2m after four, Russia $12.2m after two and the UK $12.5m after five.

Another R-rated comedy enjoying the summer is Universal’s Bridesmaids and it too crossed $70m through Universal Pictures International following a $7.9m weekend from 1,905 in 33 territories. The figure is $70.7m and there are 23 territories to go including France, Spain and Italy in August.

Bridesmaidsopened well in Germany in fourth place on $2.1m from 414 and the Austrian debut produced $465,000 from 78 in third place. The film also arrived in Sweden and did well, grossing $320,000 from 94 in second place.

The UK led holdovers as $1.8m in the fifth weekend resulted in Universal’s biggest release of the year-to-date on $29.5m. Australia has generated $26.2m after six weekends.

Hop stands at $74.3m and opened in South Korea on $600,000 from 183. Paul stands at $57m, Fast And Furious Five has reached $394.3m and $603.7m worldwide with a good chance of coasting past $400m when it opens in Japan on Oct 11, while Beginners is on $1.8m and opened in the UK on $254,000 from 69.

Summit International reported that Vendome Productions and Playtone Productions’ Larry Crowne added $2.2m from 1,300 sites in 20 countries for $16.8m. The rom-com opened in Australia on $890,000 from 210 including $30,000 in previews.

Back from the dead, I'm afraid.


Around-the-World Brief: 'Potter' Still Magic Overseas



by Ray Subers
July 24, 2011

After destroying the foreign opening record last weekend,Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 tumbled 61 percent in its second weekend, but that still translated to a massive $121.3 million estimated haul. In second,Transformers: Dark of the Moon's record-breaking debut in China helped it reach a handful of significant milestones and pulled it ever closer to the coveted $1 billion worldwide mark. 

Deathly Hallows Part 2 remained No. 1 in all of its major markets, according to distributor Warner Bros. The United Kingdom was once again its top territory with $14.3 million for an impressive $71.1 million total. It also added $12.7 million in Germany, $11.7 million in France, $8.6 million in Japan and $8.4 million in Australia. Potter's overseas total reached $560.4 million, which made it the second highest-grossing movie of the year behind Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Potter's worldwide total grew to an enormous $834.6 million. It reached the $700 million mark in its tenth day in theaters and passed $800 million on its 12th day, both of which obliterated the previous speed records held by On Stranger Tides (16 days to $700 million) and Avatar (19 days to $800 million). It's already passed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in both foreign and worldwide grosses and appears poised to eclipse Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone's $974.8 million in a week or so to become the top-grossing entry in the series. With China slated for Aug. 4, Deathly Hallows Part 2 is well-positioned to contest The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King's $1.12 billion total to become the highest-grossing non-James Cameron movie ever worldwide.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon added an estimated $62 million in 60 markets, but its opening in China alone contributed an enormous $40 million to that tally. According to Paramount Pictures International, that was the biggest debut ever for an American movie in China. The movie's foreign total reached $556.6 million, toppingShrek Forever After's $514 million to become Paramount's highest-grossing overseas release ever. Including its $325.8 million in domestic coin, Dark of the Moon has generated $882.4 million worldwide, exceeding Revenge of the Fallen's final total. With Japan opening this weekend, the movie looks like a lock to close north of $1 billion worldwide.

Cars 2 ranked third for the weekend with an estimated $17.7 million from 31 territories for a total of $173.7 million. It opened to $6.1 million in the U.K., which was above Kung Fu Panda 2 and the first Cars

Mr. Popper's Penguins expanded in to a handful of major territories and earned $11.8 million for a $56.3 million total. It had solid second place debuts in France ($2.8 million), Mexico ($2.4 million) and Spain ($2.4 million). 

While Captain America: The First Avenger held the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, its only foreign debut was a respectable $2.8 million in Italy. That's up 16 percent from the first Iron Man but way off fromThor's $5.6 million. Captain expands in to 23 markets next weekend, including the U.K., Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.

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Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date
Zookeeper - $9 - $28.8
Kung Fu Panda 2 - $8.3 - $437.2
Bridesmaids - $7.9 - $70.7
Bad Teacher - $7.9 - $70.2
Assalto Ao Banco Central - $2.6 - $2.6
Larry Crowne - $2.2 - $16.8
Hop - $1.4 - $74.3
Paul - $1 - $57
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - $0.9 - $794.6