Sunday, August 14, 2011

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 total review

The finale of the renowned lucrative Harry Potter franchise came to an end on July 13/14 2011, as devoted fans waited for 10 years. Now, after 10 years of filming, the franchise is the highest grossing franchise in North America, in the foreign market, and worldwide--grossing over $2 billion in North America, and $7 billion worldwide. Its quite a feat, considering that such numbers rose from only 8 films--one of which is still playing at theaters. Currently, Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the 3rd highest-grossing film of all-time worldwide and internationally. It stands behind Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron. Thus, making Harry Potter the HIGHEST-GROSSING non-Cameron film of all-time.

An action-packed, thrilling, and somewhat emotional ending for the famous Harry Potter franchise. The film was phenomenal but something was missing in it; it lacked a start and some parts of the film needed a touch of feeling from the score(an emotional one/action rising). Nonetheless, the film, shortest Harry Potter film, was well paced and had a satisfying ending.

It broke box office record both in North America and internationally, starting with opening weekend($169.2 million) domestically to Highest-grossing 2011 film($1.180 billion). It took a few records from The Dark Knight and Avatar, the most notable being Highest 3-day gross and Fastest to $900 million respectively. Although, it matched Avatar in the league of fastest to the billion dollar milestone(19 days), it didn't gross similar to it.

Its the first and last film in the series to be shown completely in 3D, albeit 3D didn't account to much of the domestic gross, only 43%, compared to other 2011 films like Transformers 3(60%). Nonetheless, it had a a good increase to revenue, but more of which came internationally where it grosses a massive $901 million, and staying number 1 in Japan for 4 weeks to gross $108 million.

Total Gross Prediction
As of August 24, 2011, Harry Potter has already grossed over $368 million domestically while grossing over $901 million internationally, for a total of $1.269 billion. Harry Potter biggest foreign market is none other  than the UK, grossing over $102 million as August 7, 2011. Deathly Hallows- Part 2 newly opened in China achieving the 3rd Highest-grossing opening weekend($29.7 million)in only 3 days.

Now for its final gross, it should gross around $382 million domestically and $1.00 billion internationally, for at total of $1.382 billion. Although its quite a stretch that it will be able to gross over $1 billion internationally, it should easily gross over $920 million. Domestically, its also hard to gross that much considering the competition but it should easily bring about over $370 million. It would be truly nice to see Harry Potter to be the 2nd Highest-grossing film, but the variation is insurmountable. But who knows,"nothing is impossible"

Edward Ghazaley
August 14, 2011

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