Harry Potter and Death Hallows: Part 1–Whole World’s Watching

Warner’s’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” had a massive worldwide opening, totaling an estimated $330.1 million. The film’s domestic take reached $125.1 million from 4,125 locations, while international figures totaled a staggering $205 million in 54 countries on 19,000 screens.

“Hallows: Part 1” easily beat the franchise’s previous top domestic opener, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” which tallied $102.7 million when it launched November 2005. Both pictures went out in 2D screens..
While Warne ultimately decided to forego its 3D treatment, “Hallows Part 1” received an additional boost from 239 domestic Imax locations, contributing an estimated $12.4 million over the weekend. The film’s Imax take makes “Hallows Part i” the company’s biggest opening to date, surpassing Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland,” which debuted with $12.1 million from Imax earlier this year.
Worldwide Imax figures for “Hallows Part 1” reached $16.6 million from 340 runs; “Alice” also held the previous global record for Imax with $15.3 million.
Also opening wide this weekend, Lionsgate’s Russell Crowe starrer “The Next Three Days” bowed below expectations with an estimated $6.8 million at 2,564 engagements.