Eight movies, eight number one openings. That’s the magical record for the Harry Potter franchise.
Add to it a weekend debut of $168.5 million and you’ve got not only the biggest opening of the year but the biggest opening weekend of all time.
In a surprise to no one, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 topped the box-office. The film was going to make money, but it was a question of how much. The answer–a whole lot.
And it appears audiences were only going to see Potter and little else. Transformers: Dark of the Moon was second, a very distant second. The film took in $21.2 million in its third weekend.
Third place went to Horrible Bosses with $17.6 million and fourth went to Zookeeper with $12.3 million. Cars 2 rounded out the top five with $8.3 million, just ahead of another Disney animated opening, the new Winnie the Pooh with $8 million.