"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" Soars to a Record-Breaking Opening Weekend of GBP18.3m at the UK Box OfficeBy Warner Bros. Pictures, PRNE
Sunday, November 21, 2010
LONDON, November 22, 2010 - Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1,"
beginning the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, has made
cinema history at the UK box office this weekend, breaking records for the
biggest three day opening, the biggest single day, the biggest Friday, the
biggest Saturday and the biggest Sunday of all time at UK cinemas.
These phenomenal records were previously held by Quantum of Solace who
held the biggest three day opening and the biggest ever Friday with
GBP15,384,217 and GBP4,957,917 respectively and the fourth in the Harry
Potter film series, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire holding the previous
records for the biggest single day and the biggest Saturday at UK cinemas
with GBP5,657,391 and the biggest Sunday with GBP5,254,223.
"The opening of this film has become an extraordinary worldwide event,"
said Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros.
Entertainment UK. "These remarkable box office numbers are a testament to the
talents of the filmmakers, cast and to the vision of J.K. Rowling, the
creator of this magical world. We congratulate everyone involved in the film,
all of whom share in this success."
In addition to holding the all-time franchise box office record-with a
collective worldwide gross of more than $5.4 billion-all six previous Harry
Potter films have the distinction of being among the 20 top-grossing box
office hits of all time internationally. The seventh title, "Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows," is a motion picture event in two full-length parts,
with Part 2 opening on July 15, 2011.
Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise
the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film's
ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph
Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Rhys
Ifans, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall,
Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Toby Jones, David
Legeno, Simon McBurney, Helen McCrory, Nick Moran, Peter Mullan, David
O'Hara, Clemence Poesy, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters, Mark Williams and Bonnie
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" was directed by David
Yates, who also helmed "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "Harry
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." David Heyman, the producer of all of the
Harry Potter films, again produced the film, together with David Barron and
J.K. Rowling. Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the novel by J.K.
Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer, with John Trehy and Tim
Lewis serving as co-producers.
Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography
Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer
Alexandre Desplat, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and costume designer
Concurrently with its theatrical release, the film is being released in
select IMAX(R) theatres. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" has
been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of
The IMAX Experience(R) through proprietary IMAX DMR(R) technology.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates
Film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," being distributed
worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Notes to Editors
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - Three day opening
weekend - GBP18.3m
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - Friday figure
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - Saturday figure
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - Sunday figure
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone - Three day opening weekend -
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets - Three day opening weekend -
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban - Three day opening weekend -
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire - Three day opening weekend -
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix - Three day opening weekend -
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince - Three day opening
weekend - GBP11,920,000
Previous UK record for biggest ever Saturday - Harry Potter and The
Goblet of Fire - GBP5,657,391
Previous UK record for the biggest ever Sunday - Harry Potter and The
Goblet of Fire - GBP5,254,223
Previous UK record for biggest single day ever - Harry Potter and The
Goblet of Fire - GBP5,657,391
Previous UK record for biggest ever UK 3 day opening weekend - Quantum of
Solace - GBP15,384,217
Previous UK record for biggest ever Friday - Quantum of Solace -
For further information please contact: Jayne Trotman / Stuart Gurr, jayne.trotman at warnerbros.com / stuart.gurr at warnerbros.com, Tel: +44(0)207-984-5200
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