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Sunday, July 17, 2011

'Harry Potter' on track to make $1 billion

It seems like it's about time I get into this "Harry Potter" phenomenon - or is it too late, now that the movie franchise is ending? Someday, I'm sure I'll read the books and see the movies. I'm just a little bit behind most of the literate world.

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” $168.6 million ($307 million international). (Review from The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros; "But what if the 'Harry Potter' stars had never been cast?" by The AP's David Germain)
2. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $21.3 million ($39 million international). (Review by Meszoros)
3. “Horrible Bosses,” $17.6 million. (Review by Meszoros)
4. “Zookeeper,” $12.3 million. (Review by Germain)
5. “Cars 2,” $8.3 million ($12.4 million international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
6. “Winnie the Pooh,” $8 million. (Review by Lemire)
7. “Bad Teacher,” $5.2 million. (Review by Lemire)
8. “Larry Crowne,” $2.6 million. (Review by Meszoros; "Tom Hanks may be a huge star, but he makes a believable everyman" by Germain)
9. “Super 8,” $1.92 million. (Review by Meszoros)
10. “Midnight in Paris,” $1.9 million.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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