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Saturday
Jul162011

Harry Potter finale grosses $92.1 million in its first day - a new record

It seems like Harry Potter's fortunes just keep multiplying. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 brought in an estimated $92.1 million dollars on its opening day of 7/15/2011, according to Box Office Mojo. We'll learn the complete number on Sunday, but the sequel is easily the most successful opening (monetarily) in U.S. box office history, beating The Twilight Saga: New Moon $72.7 million opening in 2009 and The Dark Knight $67.2 million opening in 2008. 

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Monday
Jul192010

Inception extracts an impressive $61.7 million over the weekend (box office)

For a while, I thought I might be dreaming, but Inception is officially a hit. Audiences around the country have recognized a great film for its merits, not its brand. The Christopher Nolan epic brought in $61.7 million from around 3,792 theaters, topping even the best estimates of $60 million. It's the best opening ever for star Leonardo DiCaprio, and probably most everyone else in the film, and also the 2nd best opening for a science fiction film that isn't a sequel. Avatar is first.

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