New Harry Potter Film Smashes UK Box Office Records
The Deathly Hallows has dominated British cinemas...
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 has made cinema history at the UK Box Office over the weekend, smashing all sorts of opening records.
The beginning of the final installment of the Potter flicks broke records for the biggest single day opening, the biggest three day opening, the biggest Friday and the biggest Saturday and Sunday of all time across British cinemas.
The last film to achieve such phenomenal success was the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, which held the previous record for the biggest three day opening of any film, making £15, 384, 917.
The fourth film in the series, Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, also enjoyed box office success, holding the previous records for the biggest Saturday and Sunday figures in the UK.
President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Josh Berger, has since stated: "The opening of this film has become an extraordinary worldwide event,"
"These remarkable box office numbers are a testament to the talents of the filmmakers, cast and to the vision of J.K. Rowling, the creator of this magical world."
He added: "We congratulate everyone involved in the film, all of whom share in this success."
The film, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, also held onto the all-time franchise box office record, maing a collective gross amount of over $5.4 billion.
The final flick in the series, Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will hit cinemas on 15th July 2011, marking the end of the hugely successful film series.