The biggest news at the box office this weekend had nothing to do with the head-to-head battle between alien-wrangling cowboys and three-dimensional toys, though we’ll get to that, of course. Instead, it was the fourth-place film, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,’ that conjured headlines with its $ 1 billion worldwide haul. Warner Bros. announced on Sunday that the franchise finale had become the ninth movie to cross… Continue reading 'Harry Potter' Earns $1 Billion Worldwide: Box Office Report July 29-31
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Sorry, British wizards. It’s time for an all-American hero to reign at the box office.
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ opened at No. 1 with an estimated $ 65.8 million, dethroning ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2′ and beating fellow Marvel flick ‘Thor’ by a hair for bragging rights to the biggest superhero movie debut of the summer. In its second week, ‘Potter’ plunged 72 percent to an estimated… Continue reading 'Captain America' Yanks Top Spot From 'Harry Potter': Box Office Report July 22-24
It’s been a full four years since J.K. Rowling published the final entry in the ‘Harry Potter’ series and almost a full week since hordes of devoted fans sold out movie theaters across the nation to see ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2′ at midnight. It’s been an emotional journey for all us muggles, and even with the questionable 19-year flash-forward at the very end, we… Continue reading J.K. Rowling Might Have Almost Ended 'Harry Potter' in a Really Weird Way
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 may have shattered every box office record, but the sad truth is that the series is now officially done. And while we won’t be visiting Hogwarts again on the big screen (at least until the inevitable remake in a couple of decades), there are plenty of young-adult book adaptations in the works that could conjure at least a fraction of the ‘Potter’… Continue reading After Harry Potter: Contenders for the Next Page-to-Screen Series
The release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2′ has prompted many weepy farewells, not just from fans, but from the three actors who are bidding both their childhoods and the franchise goodbye. The tumultuous emotional journey that they (and we viewers) have taken over the course of eight movies and ten years is something they couldn’t have imagined… Continue reading What the 'Harry Potter' Cast Said When They Started Out Ten Years Ago