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07.17.2011

Potter breaks Dark Knight record...

I guess the biggest question going into this past weekend wasn't whether the latest HARRY POTTER movie would finish atop the box-office charts (that was a given), but whether or not it could break THE DARK KNIGHT opening weekend record of $158M set by Christopher Nolan et al back in 2008. As it turns out, Potter and friends did so with about $10M to spare! (that said, it actually sold fewer tickets than TDK, but with inflation and the bloated 3D prices, it surpassed the Gotham Crusader's figures). Here are the top 10 biggest domestic openings of all-time: 

1. HARRY POTTER... DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 2): $168M
2. THE DARK KNIGHT: $158M
3. SPIDER-MAN 3: $151M
4. NEW MOON: $143M
5. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 2: $136M
6. IRON MAN 2: $128M
7. HARRY POTTER... DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 1): $125M
8. SHREK 3: $122M
9. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: $116M
10. SPIDER-MAN: $115M

It's interesting to note that the only two "original" movies on that list are ALICE IN WONDERLAND and SPIDER-MAN, while the rest are all sequels of some kind. Internationally, the latest POTTER film broke yet another record, this one for the "biggest worldwide opening of all-time", as it made over $475M in its first weekend of release, which beat the previous record of $394M, also held by a POTTER flick (...AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE). Just think about that first number though, $475M...that's almost half a billion dollars in a weekend!! If these numbers continue as such, the last installment of the POTTER franchise may also become the first in the franchise to cross the BILLION dollar mark (the highest overall grossing POTTER film is HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCEROR'S STONE with $975M).

The latest POTTER flick also managed the biggest opening day of all-time, scoring $92M on Friday alone, which was about $20M better than NEW MOON which held the record since 2009 with $72M. There are actually 3 HARRY POTTER movies in the top 8 for "best opening day" and 2 TWILIGHT flicks. You can see the entire list HERE. Some other records that it broke include the biggest debut for a midnight show ($44M), best domestic opening in IMAX theaters ($15M) and the best worldwide IMAX debut ($24M), which actually beat the latest TRANSFORMERS movie's recent debut of $20M. 

But don't cry for Michael Bay just yet, his latest TRANSFORMERS movie slipped to #2 this weekend, but still managed to add another $21M to its coffers, which bumped its overall domestic total to $302M, making it the first film of the year to cross the $300M mark and obviously placing it in 1st place overall for 2011. It was also nice to see Woody Allen's MIDNIGHT IN PARIS return to the top 10 this weekend (it's very rare that a film drops out of the top 10, only to return thereafter), as it officially becomes Allen's highest-grossing movie of all-time. I'm a big fan of Woody Allen's work (mostly his early stuff and all the way through to the 80s), so I'm happy for the man, even though his overall quality of work had dropped in the past decade or so.

Next weekend sees the release of two "big movies" including the very awesome Justin Timberlake (sorry folks, I think the dude is uber-talented) and very adorable Mila Kunis (no need to be sorry here, she simply rocks!) in FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, as well as the final "comic book hero" movie of the summer in CAPTAIN AMERICA starring that "flame on" dude from the FANTASTIC FOUR movies. So how stoked are you to seeing CAPTAIN AMERICA on the big screen? VOTE HERE!!!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 $168.6 M
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2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon $21.3 M $302.8 M
3. Horrible Bosses $17.6 M $60 M
4. Zookeeper $12.3 M $42.4 M
5. Cars 2 $8.3 M $165.3 M
6. Winnie the Pooh $8 M
NEW
7. Bad Teacher $5.2 M $88.5 M
8. Larry Crowne $2.6 M $31.6 M
9. Super 8 $1.9 M $122.2 M
10. Midnight in Paris $1.8 M $41.8 M

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7:29PM on 07/18/2011

The biggest flaw with all the love for TDK

Is Maggie Gylenhal. Homely.
Is Maggie Gylenhal. Homely.
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2:45AM on 07/19/2011
Funny, because the biggest flaw of Batman Begins, besides some terrible Goyer one-liners (which are absent from Dark Knight, thanks to him not actually writing the final script) was Katie Holmes. She was the weakest cast member in that film.

In my opinion, Gyllenhaal at least gave a better performance, since she is a more talented actress. Still, she is less attractive than Katie Holmes. Maybe if they casted a beautiful actress that could act (for Batman Begins and Dark Knight), this
Funny, because the biggest flaw of Batman Begins, besides some terrible Goyer one-liners (which are absent from Dark Knight, thanks to him not actually writing the final script) was Katie Holmes. She was the weakest cast member in that film.

In my opinion, Gyllenhaal at least gave a better performance, since she is a more talented actress. Still, she is less attractive than Katie Holmes. Maybe if they casted a beautiful actress that could act (for Batman Begins and Dark Knight), this wouldn't be a problem.
11:41AM on 07/18/2011
I'm not a HP fan but I'm not ignorant to its appeal to people. I just think its important to emphasize that The Dark Knight should MORE tickets than HP. Inflated 3D is why it surpassed TDK's opening weekend total.
I'm not a HP fan but I'm not ignorant to its appeal to people. I just think its important to emphasize that The Dark Knight should MORE tickets than HP. Inflated 3D is why it surpassed TDK's opening weekend total.
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8:35AM on 07/20/2011
If people are willing to pay the extra money to see HPATDH2 then I'll give it credit. I'm trying to think. Wasn't the economy a bit better when TDK came out?
If people are willing to pay the extra money to see HPATDH2 then I'll give it credit. I'm trying to think. Wasn't the economy a bit better when TDK came out?
11:23AM on 07/18/2011
@ doc frank, conan is an old pulp character from back in day before comics even existed, he was in actual wriiten fiction!
@ doc frank, conan is an old pulp character from back in day before comics even existed, he was in actual wriiten fiction!
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5:59AM on 07/18/2011
I'd like to know the total amount of tickets sold and convert it to 2D only tickets as... aside from IMAX ... Dark Knight did not have 3D. I wonder whether without 3D HP would have broken the record.
I'd like to know the total amount of tickets sold and convert it to 2D only tickets as... aside from IMAX ... Dark Knight did not have 3D. I wonder whether without 3D HP would have broken the record.
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4:49AM on 07/18/2011
I read elsewhere, that while HP made more money than TDK, it did not sell more tickets. So both inflation and 3D prices helped bump up the total quite a bit.
I read elsewhere, that while HP made more money than TDK, it did not sell more tickets. So both inflation and 3D prices helped bump up the total quite a bit.
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5:15AM on 07/18/2011
I think you read that in JoBlo's first paragraph.
I think you read that in JoBlo's first paragraph.
2:48AM on 07/18/2011
"the final comic book hero movie of the Summer"??? don't forget "CONAN:The Barbarian" Jo a comic book based Hero too. Gr8 Summer movie line up thus far!
"the final comic book hero movie of the Summer"??? don't forget "CONAN:The Barbarian" Jo a comic book based Hero too. Gr8 Summer movie line up thus far!
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2:52AM on 07/18/2011
Isn't Conan considered a post-summer movie? Plus I don't think anyone cares that much.
Isn't Conan considered a post-summer movie? Plus I don't think anyone cares that much.
2:59AM on 07/18/2011
Ah,NO..apparently U cared enough to add a response?
Ah,NO..apparently U cared enough to add a response?
12:47PM on 07/18/2011
Well it is a comments section. The whole point of it is to care enough to say something.
Well it is a comments section. The whole point of it is to care enough to say something.
2:48AM on 07/18/2011

Not a fan, but he deserves it

I'm not a Potter fan and TDK ranks in my Top5 fave flicks, but even I know Potter truly deserves all these good records. 8 movies (most of them considered great) is no ordinary feat. I'm happy that Potter fans now have their epic end to the mega-series. Kudos to all who made this series what it is because Lord knows Hollywood could have f**ked it up bad if they wanted to. I don't care that it beat TDK. And I don't care if TDKR beats this gig. All I know is I'll be there at the midnight
I'm not a Potter fan and TDK ranks in my Top5 fave flicks, but even I know Potter truly deserves all these good records. 8 movies (most of them considered great) is no ordinary feat. I'm happy that Potter fans now have their epic end to the mega-series. Kudos to all who made this series what it is because Lord knows Hollywood could have f**ked it up bad if they wanted to. I don't care that it beat TDK. And I don't care if TDKR beats this gig. All I know is I'll be there at the midnight screening next year with a bag of popcorn, waiting for my own epic end to yet another phenomenal series.
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2:38AM on 07/18/2011
I'm gonna say this anytime I see a list with Alice In Wonderland on it, REALLY???

Haven't seen HP yet, but I have heard nothing but stellar things. I agree that TDKR will have a hard time doing as well as TDK. I think a lot of the previoust films success had to do with Ledger's death. But you never know!
I'm gonna say this anytime I see a list with Alice In Wonderland on it, REALLY???

Haven't seen HP yet, but I have heard nothing but stellar things. I agree that TDKR will have a hard time doing as well as TDK. I think a lot of the previoust films success had to do with Ledger's death. But you never know!
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11:50PM on 07/17/2011

The Dark Knight is in my top five movies of all time

But damn, does Harry Potter deserve the record. There has been no other series in the history of film that has consistently maintained the quality and continuity for eight films. It truly is a testament to how good the series is and how it will go into the pantheon of other film series such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Indiana Jones. Congrats, Harry. Your journey has been magical.

And shut the fuck up already about people only going to see this for TDKR trailer. Nobody would waste
But damn, does Harry Potter deserve the record. There has been no other series in the history of film that has consistently maintained the quality and continuity for eight films. It truly is a testament to how good the series is and how it will go into the pantheon of other film series such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Indiana Jones. Congrats, Harry. Your journey has been magical.

And shut the fuck up already about people only going to see this for TDKR trailer. Nobody would waste their money on a shitty 90 second trailer.
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11:41PM on 07/17/2011
p.s. if TDKR beats this record I will eat my hat. I just don't see it happening. And I'll be in the theater at 11 o'clock the night before it comes out.
p.s. if TDKR beats this record I will eat my hat. I just don't see it happening. And I'll be in the theater at 11 o'clock the night before it comes out.
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11:37PM on 07/17/2011
I expected this to happen. Don't know why people are bitching. I'm not a Harry Potter fan and I haven't seen any of the films (except the 3rd one, which I fell asleep during), but congrats for the new record... for now.
I expected this to happen. Don't know why people are bitching. I'm not a Harry Potter fan and I haven't seen any of the films (except the 3rd one, which I fell asleep during), but congrats for the new record... for now.
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11:37PM on 07/17/2011
"bloated 3D prices".... yawn. Again, really, who cares about this record. It only exists in the minds of people who act like it matters that one movie beats another at the box office. Is Avatar the best movie ever because it made the most money? No.
"bloated 3D prices".... yawn. Again, really, who cares about this record. It only exists in the minds of people who act like it matters that one movie beats another at the box office. Is Avatar the best movie ever because it made the most money? No.
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10:57PM on 07/17/2011
They didn't show the teaser trailer for Batman at my theater! I feel like Taylor Swift did... "IMMA LET YOU WATCH YOUR MOVIE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY, TWILIGHT IS THE BEST SERIES EVER YO"

Ok Kanye.. time for your nap
They didn't show the teaser trailer for Batman at my theater! I feel like Taylor Swift did... "IMMA LET YOU WATCH YOUR MOVIE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY, TWILIGHT IS THE BEST SERIES EVER YO"

Ok Kanye.. time for your nap
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4:25AM on 07/18/2011
No Batman teaser for me too!
No Batman teaser for me too!
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10:26PM on 07/17/2011
What I like about Harry Potter is that it takes 8 movies to defeat one villain who does nothing for about 6 or more of the films. Cool. Or you couldíve done one villain per book/film to make it more interesting.

The films are still good though but I donít think they are the best films ever made Ė I do own them all on DVD etc, but I am sure Iíll still get thumbs down for saying anything against this machine.

PS: This ainít no Dark Knight.
What I like about Harry Potter is that it takes 8 movies to defeat one villain who does nothing for about 6 or more of the films. Cool. Or you couldíve done one villain per book/film to make it more interesting.

The films are still good though but I donít think they are the best films ever made Ė I do own them all on DVD etc, but I am sure Iíll still get thumbs down for saying anything against this machine.

PS: This ainít no Dark Knight.
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11:53PM on 07/17/2011
No one is saying these films are cinematic masterpieces. Or at least they shouldn't be...
No one is saying these films are cinematic masterpieces. Or at least they shouldn't be...
12:01AM on 07/18/2011
Read the books, it better explains Voldemort and his absence.
Read the books, it better explains Voldemort and his absence.
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9:44PM on 07/17/2011
I thought Alice in Wonderland is a sequel....kinda?
I thought Alice in Wonderland is a sequel....kinda?
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9:02PM on 07/17/2011

both movies are great

Seriously guys, settle down. Both TDK and Harry Potter are great. I keep track of my favorite movies with what I call my "awesome shelf" on my dvd stand and when all is said and done TDK and deathly hallows parts 1 and 2, people are forgetting that you have to keep them together, will have very high spots on that shelf. Probably top 15 each. And since when does box office performance determine quality? If you want proof look at how well twilight, shrek sequels, potc sequels and Adam sandler
Seriously guys, settle down. Both TDK and Harry Potter are great. I keep track of my favorite movies with what I call my "awesome shelf" on my dvd stand and when all is said and done TDK and deathly hallows parts 1 and 2, people are forgetting that you have to keep them together, will have very high spots on that shelf. Probably top 15 each. And since when does box office performance determine quality? If you want proof look at how well twilight, shrek sequels, potc sequels and Adam sandler movies do.
As for just potter I think it is definitely deserving of at least a best picture nod, if only for the achievment of the entire series. Same with alan rickman.
P.S. I totally agree with joblo on Justin Timberlake, dude is mega-talented. Anyone that says otherwise is just a hater.
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9:15PM on 07/17/2011
Also, what's with those people suggesting some people only went to harry potter so they could see the dark knight rises trailer? The days of people going to movies only for the trailers are long gone. The only reason someone would do that is if they had never heard of the internet and I'd they didn't have access to the internet how would they know about the teaser?
Also, what's with those people suggesting some people only went to harry potter so they could see the dark knight rises trailer? The days of people going to movies only for the trailers are long gone. The only reason someone would do that is if they had never heard of the internet and I'd they didn't have access to the internet how would they know about the teaser?
8:57PM on 07/17/2011

Woohoo

Saw Potter this morning. Such an amazing use of magic! Such a great film! I hope it beats Avatar. I know that is getting way ahead. Just hoping is all.
Saw Potter this morning. Such an amazing use of magic! Such a great film! I hope it beats Avatar. I know that is getting way ahead. Just hoping is all.
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8:19PM on 07/17/2011
Good for Harry Potter to finish on top as predictied but does it really matter if it broke the record, lets not rain on the parade of a truly great franchise simply because of a pointless record it broke, only studio executives care, moviegoers shouldn't so its stupid to blame the public. I didn't even have to read the strike backs to know thats what everyone is saying.
Good for Harry Potter to finish on top as predictied but does it really matter if it broke the record, lets not rain on the parade of a truly great franchise simply because of a pointless record it broke, only studio executives care, moviegoers shouldn't so its stupid to blame the public. I didn't even have to read the strike backs to know thats what everyone is saying.
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8:17PM on 07/17/2011
Interesting how none of the movies on that list are original ideas. Every one of them is based off of a book, comic book, or theme park ride. Not one truly fresh original concept out of the bunch. It speaks volumes about movie goers. We all bitch about Hollywood not putting out quality fresh creative ideas, yet we all spend the majority of our movie going dollars on stuff we already feel comfortable with.
Interesting how none of the movies on that list are original ideas. Every one of them is based off of a book, comic book, or theme park ride. Not one truly fresh original concept out of the bunch. It speaks volumes about movie goers. We all bitch about Hollywood not putting out quality fresh creative ideas, yet we all spend the majority of our movie going dollars on stuff we already feel comfortable with.
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8:43PM on 07/17/2011
How is that interesting, they all have established fan bases so they will obviously have more fans early on. And not everyone bitches about hollywoood creativity, that is an over generalization.
How is that interesting, they all have established fan bases so they will obviously have more fans early on. And not everyone bitches about hollywoood creativity, that is an over generalization.
11:40PM on 07/17/2011
KitClouckicker is right. This would be a bigger deal if we were talking about final grosses, which features many original ideas (Avatar, ET), but opening weekend grosses imply hype, and hype is usually greater when there is a built-in audience.
KitClouckicker is right. This would be a bigger deal if we were talking about final grosses, which features many original ideas (Avatar, ET), but opening weekend grosses imply hype, and hype is usually greater when there is a built-in audience.
6:38PM on 07/17/2011
I had a feeling this would happen, as I'm sure every else did as well. I'm really wondering how much it will make in the long haul, because I'm sure all the hardcore Potter fans saw it this weekend. Definitely deserves to be at the top though. That is until the Dark Knight reclaims the spot next summer...
I had a feeling this would happen, as I'm sure every else did as well. I'm really wondering how much it will make in the long haul, because I'm sure all the hardcore Potter fans saw it this weekend. Definitely deserves to be at the top though. That is until the Dark Knight reclaims the spot next summer...
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8:23PM on 07/17/2011
ya sad to say the Potter films always open huge & then have a major drop in the next weekend, it will break $300 mil domestically.
ya sad to say the Potter films always open huge & then have a major drop in the next weekend, it will break $300 mil domestically.
6:23PM on 07/17/2011
aaaand 475 million bucks worth of peeps saw TDKR teaser, that's some advertising right there :D
aaaand 475 million bucks worth of peeps saw TDKR teaser, that's some advertising right there :D
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8:24PM on 07/17/2011
wow dumbest post ever, do you really think people saw this just for a teaser.
wow dumbest post ever, do you really think people saw this just for a teaser.
12:27AM on 07/18/2011
thats not what he's trying to say dude... he's saying, good call on WB's part for putting it before HP...
thats not what he's trying to say dude... he's saying, good call on WB's part for putting it before HP...
2:33AM on 07/18/2011
Wow, thank you bink. Pretty ironic how I get called dumb for a post that is pretty self explanatory. On that note, I am sure there are a few who went for the teaser. People can be weird. Case in point philalva.
Wow, thank you bink. Pretty ironic how I get called dumb for a post that is pretty self explanatory. On that note, I am sure there are a few who went for the teaser. People can be weird. Case in point philalva.
6:16PM on 07/17/2011
in unrelated news: Sean Bean Death Reel- [link]

haha
in unrelated news: Sean Bean Death Reel- [link]

haha
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5:55PM on 07/17/2011

???

Why the negs on my "GO POOH" comment below? What, no one likes Winnie The Pooh??
Why the negs on my "GO POOH" comment below? What, no one likes Winnie The Pooh??
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5:50PM on 07/17/2011
Rickman BETTER get an oscar nom. It will be an outrage if he doesn't. Also, the movie should get a best picture nomination.
Rickman BETTER get an oscar nom. It will be an outrage if he doesn't. Also, the movie should get a best picture nomination.
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5:52PM on 07/17/2011
Agreed 100%.
Agreed 100%.
8:27PM on 07/17/2011
agreed i never understood why the Potter movies never got any oscar love, but now its all hype anyways
agreed i never understood why the Potter movies never got any oscar love, but now its all hype anyways
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5:42PM on 07/17/2011
Now that's just crazy....
Now that's just crazy....
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5:41PM on 07/17/2011
I reaally hope Winnie the Pooh bounces back
I reaally hope Winnie the Pooh bounces back
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5:53PM on 07/17/2011
I saw both HP8 and Pooh this weekend. I actually thought the movie would end up grossing between 10-15 million.
I saw both HP8 and Pooh this weekend. I actually thought the movie would end up grossing between 10-15 million.
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5:39PM on 07/17/2011
Good for Harry Potter. It deserves every penny as it was an incredibly epic, powerful and emotional finale. Alan Rickman deserves, at the very least, an Oscar nod for his outstanding performance.

What the hell is with all of the bitching about box office numbers, by the way? Who cares what made more money? It's like a damn dick measuring contest or something. Oh no! Harry Potter broke The Dark Knight's record. Does that mean it (TDK) is suddenly an inferior film? Who the hell cares? Some of
Good for Harry Potter. It deserves every penny as it was an incredibly epic, powerful and emotional finale. Alan Rickman deserves, at the very least, an Oscar nod for his outstanding performance.

What the hell is with all of the bitching about box office numbers, by the way? Who cares what made more money? It's like a damn dick measuring contest or something. Oh no! Harry Potter broke The Dark Knight's record. Does that mean it (TDK) is suddenly an inferior film? Who the hell cares? Some of the greatest films of all time (i.e. It's A Wonderful Life, The Shawshank Redemption, etc) tanked at the box office and they are still just as great, so I don't get why people get so up in arms over mere numbers. A great film is a great film and both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II and The Dark Knight are fantastic, so I don't see the point in getting so worked up over it.
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5:10PM on 07/17/2011

I'm gonna say ...

... kudos for putting The Dark Knight Rises teaser before Hallows Part 2 :D
... kudos for putting The Dark Knight Rises teaser before Hallows Part 2 :D
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5:09PM on 07/17/2011
Who was the moron that decided to open Winnie the Pooh on the same weekend as the last Harry Potter film?
Who was the moron that decided to open Winnie the Pooh on the same weekend as the last Harry Potter film?
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4:50PM on 07/17/2011
Am I the only one who doesn't care about box office records? Look at that list, every movie in the top 10 came out in the last decade, and most are only on that list thanks to inflation and higher 3D ticket prices. Its a very skewed way to look at the numbers, but studios love it because they can pat themselves on the back each time a new record is broken. All I care about is the fact that the final Potter movie was great and sent the series out on a high note. Bravo to all involved.
Am I the only one who doesn't care about box office records? Look at that list, every movie in the top 10 came out in the last decade, and most are only on that list thanks to inflation and higher 3D ticket prices. Its a very skewed way to look at the numbers, but studios love it because they can pat themselves on the back each time a new record is broken. All I care about is the fact that the final Potter movie was great and sent the series out on a high note. Bravo to all involved.
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4:33PM on 07/17/2011

Expecto Patronum...Bitches!

I say GOOD for Deathly Hallows pt. 2! It was a kick-ass finale & it's cool that every fan (& non-fan) came out in full-force to see how it ends.

If ANYTHING deserves to take The Dark Knight's record, I'm soooo glad it's Harry Potter's film-finale than anything having to do w/ the Twilight franchise!

...AND just for any trollers/haters who I know JUST. WON'T. BE. ABLE. TO. CONTAIN. THEMSELVES...: I love BOTH The Dark Knight AND Deathly Hallows 2. BOTH are Awesome. BOTH are worthy of that
I say GOOD for Deathly Hallows pt. 2! It was a kick-ass finale & it's cool that every fan (& non-fan) came out in full-force to see how it ends.

If ANYTHING deserves to take The Dark Knight's record, I'm soooo glad it's Harry Potter's film-finale than anything having to do w/ the Twilight franchise!

...AND just for any trollers/haters who I know JUST. WON'T. BE. ABLE. TO. CONTAIN. THEMSELVES...: I love BOTH The Dark Knight AND Deathly Hallows 2. BOTH are Awesome. BOTH are worthy of that record. Quit trying to tell everyone that they can only like one. Sheesh...it's like Elvis & The Beatles w/ you guys.
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5:58PM on 07/17/2011
Rolling Stones man.
Rolling Stones man.
4:06PM on 07/17/2011
Potter was great. But ultimatly "The Dark Knight" is the far superior film. It really changed not only what I've come to expect from blockbusters, but films in general. "Potter" was just..."Potter". Also keep in mind that Warner Bros. is being very fucking generous with these numbers. It may fall short come Monday morning. Hell, even if it does beat "TDK"'s opening, next summer, "The Dark Knight Rises" will bend Harry Potter over and fuck him with his own wand.
Potter was great. But ultimatly "The Dark Knight" is the far superior film. It really changed not only what I've come to expect from blockbusters, but films in general. "Potter" was just..."Potter". Also keep in mind that Warner Bros. is being very fucking generous with these numbers. It may fall short come Monday morning. Hell, even if it does beat "TDK"'s opening, next summer, "The Dark Knight Rises" will bend Harry Potter over and fuck him with his own wand.
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4:10PM on 07/17/2011
Relax man.. The Dark Knight is one of (if not)the best comic movies of all-time, and maybe it changed what we expect from comic book films, but it no way changed films in general.
Relax man.. The Dark Knight is one of (if not)the best comic movies of all-time, and maybe it changed what we expect from comic book films, but it no way changed films in general.
5:52PM on 07/17/2011
I LOVE TDK. One of my favorite films of all time. Deathly Hallows part 2 was BETTER!
I LOVE TDK. One of my favorite films of all time. Deathly Hallows part 2 was BETTER!
5:54PM on 07/17/2011
And yeah, there is no way The dark Knight Rises will beat this recored. As amazing as TDK was, Heath Ledger is what made that movie so much money.
And yeah, there is no way The dark Knight Rises will beat this recored. As amazing as TDK was, Heath Ledger is what made that movie so much money.
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3:58PM on 07/17/2011
Im glad it was Potter that did this and not a Twilight movie. Even though I have never seen a Potter movie, I still have respect for it and what it has done. I have zero respect for the Twilight shit. BUT, I really wish they would rank the success of movies based solely on Tickets sold and not dollars made. I think by that standard, wouldn't Gone With The Wind still be number 1?
Im glad it was Potter that did this and not a Twilight movie. Even though I have never seen a Potter movie, I still have respect for it and what it has done. I have zero respect for the Twilight shit. BUT, I really wish they would rank the success of movies based solely on Tickets sold and not dollars made. I think by that standard, wouldn't Gone With The Wind still be number 1?
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4:37PM on 07/17/2011
"...glad it was Potter that did this and not a Twilight movie."

A-Fucking-men Dude!
"...glad it was Potter that did this and not a Twilight movie."

A-Fucking-men Dude!
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3:49PM on 07/17/2011
GO POOH!!
GO POOH!!
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3:48PM on 07/17/2011
Suck it Dark Knight. Glad this "meaningless" record belongs to a franchise that actually has a heart and soul and isn't cold, lifeless, and ultimately boring. Bring on the thumbs down, but you all know deep down that I am right on this.
Suck it Dark Knight. Glad this "meaningless" record belongs to a franchise that actually has a heart and soul and isn't cold, lifeless, and ultimately boring. Bring on the thumbs down, but you all know deep down that I am right on this.
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3:50PM on 07/17/2011
No, you're wrong. Potter blows.
No, you're wrong. Potter blows.
4:36PM on 07/17/2011
Oh piss off, majorkonig41, TDK trounces those boring ass fucking Harry Potthead movies any day of the fucking week. And no way will this Harry Potthead movie have any of the staying power that TDK had. In fact, I bet a lot of people only bought a ticket for this just to see TDKR teaser. So you suck it.
Oh piss off, majorkonig41, TDK trounces those boring ass fucking Harry Potthead movies any day of the fucking week. And no way will this Harry Potthead movie have any of the staying power that TDK had. In fact, I bet a lot of people only bought a ticket for this just to see TDKR teaser. So you suck it.
4:41PM on 07/17/2011
"In fact, I bet a lot of people only bought a ticket for this just to see TDKR teaser."

13 dollars for a 90 second teaser?
"In fact, I bet a lot of people only bought a ticket for this just to see TDKR teaser."

13 dollars for a 90 second teaser?
4:49PM on 07/17/2011
"And no way will this Harry Potthead movie have any of the staying power that TDK had." The Batman movies will be forgotten as soon as they are rebooted which I believe will be in 2 years or so whereas Harry Potter, both the movies and the books, are going to live on for generations as more and more kids are being read the books. They will then see the movies and the cycle will continue.
"And no way will this Harry Potthead movie have any of the staying power that TDK had." The Batman movies will be forgotten as soon as they are rebooted which I believe will be in 2 years or so whereas Harry Potter, both the movies and the books, are going to live on for generations as more and more kids are being read the books. They will then see the movies and the cycle will continue.
5:54PM on 07/17/2011
Kind of like how Batman has lived on for generations....Only a good 70+ years.
Kind of like how Batman has lived on for generations....Only a good 70+ years.
8:51AM on 07/20/2011
You know, we really should be comparing HPATDH2 with TDKR. TDKR will be the eighth Batman movie (including the one from the 60s) and Batman movies have followed a similar progression from campiness to grim and grittiness. Think about it.
You know, we really should be comparing HPATDH2 with TDKR. TDKR will be the eighth Batman movie (including the one from the 60s) and Batman movies have followed a similar progression from campiness to grim and grittiness. Think about it.
3:45PM on 07/17/2011

A Harry overgrowth of box-office gold

A beautiful sight seeing HP, Horrible Bosses, Super 8 and Midnight together in the top 10! Years back HP was once a franchise I suspected was going to fall off into obscurity, a terrifying notion because of its literary potency. Now HP is smoking box-office records. Well deserved for such an amazing series. I hope it keeps on barreling through.
A beautiful sight seeing HP, Horrible Bosses, Super 8 and Midnight together in the top 10! Years back HP was once a franchise I suspected was going to fall off into obscurity, a terrifying notion because of its literary potency. Now HP is smoking box-office records. Well deserved for such an amazing series. I hope it keeps on barreling through.
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3:41PM on 07/17/2011
3 Records in 3 Days, plus a 3-day haul of over 475 million worldwide.

What a way to go out.
3 Records in 3 Days, plus a 3-day haul of over 475 million worldwide.

What a way to go out.
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