Final ‘Harry Potter’ Banks $43.6M at Worldwide Box Office on Day 1

The boy wizard's latest and last adventure is on pace to be the highest grossing worldwide debut of all time

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" conjured up $43.6 million internationally on its first day of release, according to studio estimates. 

It is on pace to beat "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" as the biggest global box office opening of all time.

That earlier Potter film opened to $236 million globally in 2009.

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Sixty-five percent of the film's box office take is coming from 3D screenings, the studio reports.

Currently, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is on pace to open 82 percent higher than "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and 49 percent higher than "The Half Blood Prince."  

The box office take comes from 26 countries including Russia, France and Australia. 

On the domestic front, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is shattering midnight pre-sales records and looks likely to bank between $140 and $150 million, making it the highest grossing opener in franchise history. As of Wednesday, the studio said it had already made $32 million in domestic pre-sales. 

  • Bob Smith

    “Worldwide” isn't really the proper term to use here as the film hasn't open in the US/Can yet and isn't contributing any grosses to the 43.6m.  The proper box office term would be “Internationally” or “Overseas.”  “Worldwide” is used to when referencing both the domestic (US/CAN) and international marketplaces.