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Potter spell shatters ticket records in box-office bonanza

LOS ANGELES – Harry Potter waved his wand over fans one last time as the eighth and final installment of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows — Part 2,” scored a record-smashing $168 million in North American weekend sales, Exhibitor Relations said.

The finale wraps up the series as Potter and friends battle in a good versus evil war of the wizards. They won various box-office battles along the way, including a record for single-day ticket sales ($92.1 million on Friday) and midnight premiere sales ($43.5 million), the industry tracker reported.

Coming in second and expected to bring in $21 million over its third weekend, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” fell from its first place spot. The sci-fi action film, which pits legions of alien robots against each other in a potentially cataclysmic war, crept past the $300 million mark with a total $302 million in sales so far.

The dark comedy “Horrible Bosses,” ranked third in box office receipts with $17.6 million. Its star-studded line-up includes Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, who all decide they want to kill their bosses, played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell.

But in this weekend’s fourth-place film, “Zookeeper,” Griffin Keyes, played by Kevin James, loves his job, though he decides he needs more glamorous work if he is going to land a woman. Until the zoo’s animals decide to intervene and help their beloved caretaker.

According to Exhibitor Relations, “Cars 2” brought in $8.3 million during its 4th week at the box office as the animated film sees race car Lightning McQueen and his sidekick Mater travel overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix.

Another animated top-ten, “Winnie the Pooh” celebrated its first weekend in sixth place and $8 million in ticket sales as the gentle bear returned to big screens after a 35-year absence. In the Disney flick, Pooh searches for honey and his Donkey pal Eeyore loses his tail.

In “Bad Teacher,” Cameron Diaz is also searching, though she is hunting down a sugar daddy as she competes with a colleague to woo a rich substitute played by Justin Timberlake. The film coaxed in just $5.2 million in its fourth week at box offices.

“Larry Crowne” is also trying to court a teacher, as the film finished in eighth place this weekend. Tom Hanks plays Mr.Crowne, who develops a crush on his public speaking teacher, played by Julia Roberts.

The J.J. Abrams-directed thriller, “Super 8” fell to number nine in its sixth week but managed to rake in just under $2 million over the weekend.

And still hanging in the top ten, though by just a stroke, was Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” which has garnered a total of $41.7 million in ticket sales after nine weeks.

Source: AFP

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Front Page, Industry News

Potter spell shatters ticket records in box-office bonanza

LOS ANGELES – Harry Potter waved his wand over fans one last time as the eighth and final installment of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows — Part 2,” scored a record-smashing $168 million in North American weekend sales, Exhibitor Relations said.

The finale wraps up the series as Potter and friends battle in a good versus evil war of the wizards. They won various box-office battles along the way, including a record for single-day ticket sales ($92.1 million on Friday) and midnight premiere sales ($43.5 million), the industry tracker reported.

Coming in second and expected to bring in $21 million over its third weekend, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” fell from its first place spot. The sci-fi action film, which pits legions of alien robots against each other in a potentially cataclysmic war, crept past the $300 million mark with a total $302 million in sales so far.

The dark comedy “Horrible Bosses,” ranked third in box office receipts with $17.6 million. Its star-studded line-up includes Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, who all decide they want to kill their bosses, played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell.

But in this weekend’s fourth-place film, “Zookeeper,” Griffin Keyes, played by Kevin James, loves his job, though he decides he needs more glamorous work if he is going to land a woman. Until the zoo’s animals decide to intervene and help their beloved caretaker.

According to Exhibitor Relations, “Cars 2” brought in $8.3 million during its 4th week at the box office as the animated film sees race car Lightning McQueen and his sidekick Mater travel overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix.

Another animated top-ten, “Winnie the Pooh” celebrated its first weekend in sixth place and $8 million in ticket sales as the gentle bear returned to big screens after a 35-year absence. In the Disney flick, Pooh searches for honey and his Donkey pal Eeyore loses his tail.

In “Bad Teacher,” Cameron Diaz is also searching, though she is hunting down a sugar daddy as she competes with a colleague to woo a rich substitute played by Justin Timberlake. The film coaxed in just $5.2 million in its fourth week at box offices.

“Larry Crowne” is also trying to court a teacher, as the film finished in eighth place this weekend. Tom Hanks plays Mr.Crowne, who develops a crush on his public speaking teacher, played by Julia Roberts.

The J.J. Abrams-directed thriller, “Super 8” fell to number nine in its sixth week but managed to rake in just under $2 million over the weekend.

And still hanging in the top ten, though by just a stroke, was Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” which has garnered a total of $41.7 million in ticket sales after nine weeks.

Source: AFP

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Front Page, Industry News

Potter spell shatters ticket records in box-office bonanza

LOS ANGELES – Harry Potter waved his wand over fans one last time as the eighth and final installment of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows — Part 2,” scored a record-smashing $168 million in North American weekend sales, Exhibitor Relations said.

The finale wraps up the series as Potter and friends battle in a good versus evil war of the wizards. They won various box-office battles along the way, including a record for single-day ticket sales ($92.1 million on Friday) and midnight premiere sales ($43.5 million), the industry tracker reported.

Coming in second and expected to bring in $21 million over its third weekend, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” fell from its first place spot. The sci-fi action film, which pits legions of alien robots against each other in a potentially cataclysmic war, crept past the $300 million mark with a total $302 million in sales so far.

The dark comedy “Horrible Bosses,” ranked third in box office receipts with $17.6 million. Its star-studded line-up includes Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, who all decide they want to kill their bosses, played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell.

But in this weekend’s fourth-place film, “Zookeeper,” Griffin Keyes, played by Kevin James, loves his job, though he decides he needs more glamorous work if he is going to land a woman. Until the zoo’s animals decide to intervene and help their beloved caretaker.

According to Exhibitor Relations, “Cars 2” brought in $8.3 million during its 4th week at the box office as the animated film sees race car Lightning McQueen and his sidekick Mater travel overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix.

Another animated top-ten, “Winnie the Pooh” celebrated its first weekend in sixth place and $8 million in ticket sales as the gentle bear returned to big screens after a 35-year absence. In the Disney flick, Pooh searches for honey and his Donkey pal Eeyore loses his tail.

In “Bad Teacher,” Cameron Diaz is also searching, though she is hunting down a sugar daddy as she competes with a colleague to woo a rich substitute played by Justin Timberlake. The film coaxed in just $5.2 million in its fourth week at box offices.

“Larry Crowne” is also trying to court a teacher, as the film finished in eighth place this weekend. Tom Hanks plays Mr.Crowne, who develops a crush on his public speaking teacher, played by Julia Roberts.

The J.J. Abrams-directed thriller, “Super 8” fell to number nine in its sixth week but managed to rake in just under $2 million over the weekend.

And still hanging in the top ten, though by just a stroke, was Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” which has garnered a total of $41.7 million in ticket sales after nine weeks.

Source: AFP

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