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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' breaks IMAX box office records

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Alright, Harry, now it’s just getting ridiculous. Don’t you have enough records already?!

In case you haven’t heard (but let’s be honest, you have), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 has been breaking box office records left and right. The final film in the magical series now holds the title for highest midnight gross ($43.5 million), highest single day gross ($92 million, on Friday), highest domestic opening weekend ($169.2 million), and highest global opening weekend ($478.2 million). All told, the film has earned a remarkable $542.5 million worldwide in just four days.

But the superlatives aren’t stopping there. Now, Deathly Hallows – Part 2 can add one more record to its already impressive list: highest IMAX opening weekend. According to the giant screen distributor, the Potter film grossed a tremendous $15.2 million from domestic IMAX showings this weekend for a sizzling $55,000 per theater average. Internationally, the film picked up another $8 million on IMAX screens, giving it $23.2 million worldwide. That puts it just ahead of fellow 3-D blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which pulled in $23.1 million from IMAX screenings around the world over its five-day launch.

Further reading:
Box office report: ‘Harry Potter’ scores biggest opening weekend ever with $168.6 mil
‘Harry Potter’ scores the largest opening day ever with $92.1 mil
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ conjures up a record-breaking $43.5 million at midnight showings

Follow Grady on Twitter: @BoxOfficeJunkie

Originally posted July 19 2011 — 3:28 PM EDT

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