The seventh and final installment of the brilliantly successful “Harry Potter” movie franchise has grossed $1.146 billion (£704.8 million) at the worldwide box office. It has also, amazingly, become the third highest-grossing movie of all time behind James Cameron’s “Avatar” (which grossed $2.782 billion) and “Titanic” (which grossed $1.843 billion).
It has also made stars of the main character actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who seem to have had none of the problems that child actors usually have in making the transition to mainstream adult acting. Their love lives seem pretty successful too, if Emma Watson’s kiss with her boyfriend Johnny Simmons is anything to judge by.
Warner Bros president of international distribution, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, called “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” a truly “global phenomenon.”
He said the franchise of seven movies, which took over a decade to produce, were a “piece of cinema history.”
As Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros Pictures, said, the success of this latest “Harry Potter” movie is “another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic ovie series, and for the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise as a whole.”
He is proud that, in a summer packed with movie releases, that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has risen to the top of the pile and become so incredibly successful.