Box Office Report: Final 'Harry Potter' Film Nabs Record $32 Mil in Advance Sales

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
 Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has sold more tickets in advance than any movie in history, with sales already reaching $32 million.

Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens in 3,800 midnight runs at 12:01 a.m. Friday, with many shows already sold out. The final film in history’s most successful franchise will move into a total of 4,375 theaters on Friday, the widest opening ever for a Harry Potter pic in North America.

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Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the first title in the franchise to be in 3D, upping its earning potential. It will play in 3,000 3D locations, including a record-breaking 275 IMAX screens.

“We appreciate the loyalty of the Harry Potter fans and understand that they have been waiting 10 years for this moment. We can’t wait to show them the movie, which we believe delivers on every level, so we are putting the film out on as many screens as possible in an effort to satisfy demand from coast to coast,” Warners president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said.

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively, in the final film. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciarán Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

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