July 18, 2011


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuts at #3 (with a projected domestic ultimate of $482 million and $307 million overseas to date).  When all its overseas grosses are tallied, Harry Potter will probably move past Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides into the #1 spot.  Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be pushed down to the #3 spot by next week.  Winnie the Pooh (not shown on the chart below) debuts at #55 of 70, right near another Disney bomb, Mars Needs Moms. 

See the international chart by clicking “read more”.

Total worldwide box office at this time for 2011 is $11.3 billion, with $5.5 billion in estimated total domestic box office and $5.8 billion in overseas gross to date.

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.