‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2’ Earns $1.1 Billion to Become Top Film of 2011

This last installment of the record breaking Warner Bros. franchise is the 3rd top grossing film of all time both internationally and domestically.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the top grossing film of 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the top grossing film of 2011
Continuing to make box office magic, Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has now become the top-grossing release of 2011 in all categories: domestic box office, international box office and worldwide box office. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek.

The last installment of the blockbuster motion picture franchise has broken numerous box office records around the world in just under a month since its July opening. As of August 8, the film had earned $344.8 million domestically and $801.5 million internationally, for an astounding worldwide box office gross of $1.146 billion, making Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 the third-highest-grossing film worldwide of all time.

Veronika Kwan-Rubinek stated, "'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' can truly be called a global phenomenon. The filmmakers and cast, who dedicated their talents to the success of these films for over a decade, share in this piece of cinema history. We congratulate and thank them all."

Dan Fellman said, "This is another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic film series, and for the Harry Potter franchise as a whole. In a crowded and very competitive summer, it is a tribute to both the film and the people behind it that moviegoers are still turning out to enjoy it-whether for the first time or for a repeat viewing."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film's ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

The film was directed by David Yates, and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and J.K. Rowling. Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the first Harry Potter film to be released in both 3D and 2D. Concurrently with its nationwide theatrical distribution, the film is being released in select IMAX® theatres. The film is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It has been rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 was released July 15th, 2011 and stars Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by David Yates.

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Comments (17)

  1. Nicholaus XX

    Awesome, I think it's going to make a lot more, and stay the #1 grossing movie of this year.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. Vamp

    Hate to say it, but the new twilight movie is probably going to win :S

    4 years agoby @VampFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams


    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Salem6777

    @jonspidey07 finally someone who liked transformers 3 besides myself

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  5. JonSpidey07

    Im very proud the last Harry Potter movie did so well
    but in my opinion Transformers: Dark of the Moon is still my #1 film of 2011

    4 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  6. Salem6777

    @lawrence-mccullah avatar sucked sorry to say so i hope batman or the avengers kicks its ass

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  7. Salem6777

    @lawrence-mccullah yea true dark knight rises will probably be the highest grossing movie of all time with avengers becoming 2 or 3

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  8. lawrence mccullah

    @Salem6777 i don't think avengers will beat the dark knight rises im hoping it will topple the stupid boat movie avatar cool boat ..hell no

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  9. lawrence mccullah

    doe's this beat the dark knight if so that fine but just wanted to know

    4 years agoby @lawrence-mccullahFlag

  10. Salem6777

    and oh yea awesome news harry potter deserves it

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  11. Salem6777

    the avengers will probably become the highest grossing movie of all time...

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  12. K-Man

    Very well deserved!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  13. m2

    Deserves it more than T3 I think. I'd like to see it pass Avatar, but who knows :)

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  14. ROFLitschristian

    I'm so proud of Potter heads everywhere. My prediction: It'll pass Titanic an be a few millions behind Avatar. Comon wizards!!!

    4 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  15. Ghostman

    This is really great news!

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Josh

    I'm just happy it beat out Transformers 3, which I predicted it would even though some people on this site argued about that.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  17. Dan

    "of all time", of course, not taking into account inflation. So eh. I'm sure Warner Brothers is quite happy, though. The 2nd movie was like all profit for them.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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