Magazine article Screen International

Deathly Hallows Part 2 Smashes UK Box Office Records

Magazine article Screen International

Deathly Hallows Part 2 Smashes UK Box Office Records

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Latest Harry Potter becomes biggest ever UK opening on £23.8m

Warner Bros' Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 smashed a number of UK records on debut.

The first 3D instalment in the franchise saw four million admissions equating to £23.8m from 588 screens at a record screen average of £40,813.

The result was the biggest ever three-day weekend in the UK, the biggest Friday and Saturday hauls and the biggest ever single day on Saturday.

Deathly Hallows: Part 2 overtook Toy Story 3's previous best opening (including previews) of £21.2m (with a screen average of £37,699) last July.

The film was easily the biggest Harry Potter opening, grossing £4m more than previous best Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince in 2009.

Harry Potter UK debuts:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001: £16.3m, 507 screens, screen average of £32,220

HP, Chamber Of Secrets, 2002: £18.9m, 524, £36,014

HP, Goblet Of Fire, 2005: £14.9m, 535, £27,913

HP, Order Of The Phoenix, 2007: £16.5, 567, £29,088

HP, Half-Blood Prince, 2009: £19. …

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