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Potter Crosses $1 Billion On Pace With Avatar

20110731-101354.jpg‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ is carving its path through the record books at a record pace. The blockbuster of the summer, and more than likely the biggest movie of 2012, crossed the $1 billion barrier on Sunday. The Potter finale accomplished the treasured feat in 19 days, which ties ‘Avatar’s’ pace. The $1.008 billion worldwide gross ranks 8th all-time, passing ‘The Dark Knight’. BoxOfficeMojo projects that ‘Part 2’ could be on pace to take 3rd place away from ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ ($1.12 billion) as early as next weekend.

The question now, is whether or not Harry can keep pace with the Blue Aliens? Even though both films were 3D movies, and were shown in IMAX theaters, ‘Avatar’ did have the advantage of being re-released. While Potter’s torrential pace is seriously impressive, I don’t see it having the perseverance to claim the ultimate crown.

Picture and Stats via BoxOfficeMojo:


Harry Ties 5-Day Record Pace, Becomes Highest Grossing Franchise

On Tuesday, Harry Potter crossed the $200 million landmark in the domestic box office in 5 days, tying ‘The Dark Knight’s’ pace.  As many expected, HP7 Pt. 2 fell behind TDK’s pace on day 5.  ‘The Dark Knight’ cleared $203.8 million in that span of time and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ made $202.6 million.  The only other movie that has made it to $200 million in 5 days is ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.’

Yesterday, Harry might have conquered his most substantial foe in the record books to date.  The total worldwide gross of the eight Harry Potter movies moved past the total gross of the six Star Wars movies, making it the highest grossing franchise on a worldwide scale.  The Star Wars saga earned a total of $2.218 billion and the Potter saga has now collected $2.223 billion.

If this stat nauseates you like it does me, please find comfort in the fact that the six Star Wars movies more than doubles the eight Harry Potter films in total tickets sold.  The force is still stronger than any wand that can be made by Ollivander in Diagon Alley.

(Via Box Office Mojo)

“Why Wait To Break Records?” – Harry Potter

We are less than 24 hours away from the midnight showings of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II’, and apparently the world just can’t wait. According to, Harry is already breaking records before he even gets started.

– HP7 Pt. 2 has already sold $32 million in advance ticket sales, setting a new record for pre-opening sales.

– HP7 Pt. 2 is opening on 11,000 different screens in 4,375 different theaters. Both of these numbers are records for Warner Bros.

– HO7 Pt. 2 will also be playing in 3D in 3,000+ locations, breaking ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ previous record of 2,789.

– The IMAX release record is now HP7 Pt. 2’s, opening on the extra big screen in 274 locations.

–  Tonight HP7 Pt. 2 will attempt to break ‘Eclipse’s’ record of $30 million for midnight release sales.

(Via Box Office Mojo)

The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer Attached to Harry Potter

I have been stalking the Tomatometer this whole week watching each new fresh review come in for ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II’.  Currently the finale to the highest grossing movie saga ever is sitting at 100% with 20 reviews.

There is no denying that Harry Potter garners enough excitement of his own, but according to SuperoHeroHype, a teaser trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will be attached to the beginning of the finale.

“We’re hearing that the teaser trailer is a minute and 33 seconds long and will play in 3D  theaters, 2D theaters and IMAX 3D screens.”

SuperHeroHype also is reporting that the first trailer for ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ and a second trailer for ‘Happy Feet Two’ will play at the front end of the film.

Two things The Tomato Monster loves: Potter (primarily the books) & The Dark Knight. This news might have secured my spot at a midnight showing.

By the way, The Tomato Monster will be tracking any and all news pertaining to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, so make sure to check back in.