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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 shatters box office records in India



Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:19:44 PM (IST) | Bollywood Trade Editorial


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Warner Bros. Pictures' HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS-PART 2, the final adventure of the film series based on the beloved books by J.K. Rowling, shattered box office records in India in its opening weekend. The first weekend box office collection in India was Rs.15 crores. The announcement was made today by Denzil Dias- Deputy Managing Director-Theatrical, Warner Bros. Pictures India.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS-PART 2 opened on approximately 600 screens, with fans lining up for hours to be among the first to see the film. The opening weekend gross eclipsed the previous record of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS-PART 1 by 37% which opened on 19th November 2010.

Denzil Dias, Deputy Managing Director-Theatrical, Warner Bros. Pictures India, Stated, "After a decade of HARRY POTTER films, the final film is truly a cultural event, and 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, J.K. Rowling, and should ensure the film series' place in history for years to come."

The HARRY POTTER film series had already achieved the distinction of being the top-grossing film franchise of all time, a milestone it reached with the combined success of the first five films.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprising their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film's ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

The film was directed by David Yates, and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and J.K. Rowling. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates Film, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2, which is the first HARRY POTTER film to be released in both 3D and 2D.

The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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