Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 has got the biggest opening ever on the first day of its release in Australia. According to distributor Roadshow Films, the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise has smashed opening day figures and set its own new record at the Australian Box Office.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released on Wednesday, July 13 in Australia, which is one of the first markets in the world in which the film opened. The film has grossed US$7.02 million ($7.44 million) in 24 hours. It has broken the record of Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King ($1.8 million) in the country.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Roadshow Films managing director Joel Pearlman said, “We"re thrilled to see this powerful response from such a broad range of moviegoers. These incredible results are a testament to the incredible achievement of the filmmakers, cast and of course, JK Rowling, and should ensure the film series" place in history for years to come."
However, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 has been released on 753 cinema halls and it is the widest opening for any film in Australia. Moreover, the film has opened in the lucrative school holiday period Down Town. Experts say that its opening collection will help cement the Harry Potter series as the top-grossing film franchise of all time.