‘Potter’: Tops ‘Mr Bones 2’ box office record

2011-07-19 00:00

HARRY Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, the final adventure of the film series based on the books by J.K. Rowling, worked its magic at the local box office, earning almost R8,4 million in its opening weekend.

The film, which opened on 96 screens, had fans lining up for hours to be among the first to see it. And according to Nu Metro Films, the opening weekend gross was 31% bigger than the previous best Harry Potter and the third biggest opening of all time in SA.

The last Potter could yet top SA’s highest grossing film Mr Bones 2, which in 2008 earned over R6 million in its opening weekend and brought in over R35 million in its run, including R2 million from Gateway Cinema and over a R1 million each from the Pavilion and SunCoast CineCentres. — WR.

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