Harry Potter finale becomes highest grossing film of 2011

MUMBAI: Continuing to make box office magic, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 has now become the top-grossing release of 2011 in all categories: domestic box office, international box office and worldwide box office.
The last installment of the blockbuster motion picture franchise has broken numerous box office records around the world in just under a month since its July opening. As of 8 August, the film had earned $344.8 million domestically and $801.5 million internationally, for an astounding worldwide box office gross of $1.146 billion, making Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 the third-highest-grossing film worldwide of all time.
Warner Bros. Pictures president of international distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek said, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 can truly be called a global phenomenon. The filmmakers and cast, who dedicated their talents to the success of these films for over a decade, share in this piece of cinema history. We congratulate and thank them all.”
Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman added, “This is another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic film series, and for the Harry Potter franchise as a whole. In a crowded and very competitive summer, it is a tribute to both the film and the people behind it that moviegoers are still turning out to enjoy it—whether for the first time or for a repeat viewing.”
The film was directed by David Yates, and produced by David Heyman, David Barron and J.K. Rowling.