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'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' tops box office this weekend

The flick has broken all opening weekend records, surpassing 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' by almost 23 percent.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ has managed to add yet another feather to its cap with its latest installment in its ever popular 'Harry Potter' series, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.'

The movie has topped the box office by achieving record breaking earnings amounting to US$330.1 million in global ticket sales, according to an announcement made by Dan Fellman, president of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, president of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

It has recorded sales of US$125.1 million in the United States alone and US$205 million internationally.

The movie has shattered the record for the single biggest weekend flick at £17.5 million i.e. $28 million in the UK. It has also clocked biggest openings in the franchise in Australia ($15 million) and Russia ($12 million).

Surpasses 'Goblet of Fire'
The flick has broken all opening weekend records, surpassing 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' by almost 23 percent.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' with US$102.6 million, had held the top most position prior to the 'Deathly Hallows.'

Fellman stated, “This is truly a motion picture phenomenon, and it is just the beginning for the penultimate release of the franchise. Based on the response to the film, we anticipate its success to carry on throughout the holiday season and beyond. It demonstrates once again the enduring power and popularity of Harry Potter.”

Kwan-Rubinek added, “We are thrilled by the enthusiastic response of international audiences. It’s a testament to the extraordinary vision of J.K. Rowling; the talents of the filmmakers, cast and everyone involved in the production; and to the hard work of our distribution and marketing teams around the world.”

The movie has shattered the record for the single biggest weekend flick at £17.5 million i.e. $28 million in the UK. It has also clocked biggest openings in the franchise in Australia ($15 million) and Russia ($12 million).

The movie: a must watch
Created out of dark themes, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' promises amazing experience to its audience.

The movie shows the lead characters, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) abandoning their family in pursuit of Lord Voldemort’s horcruxes.

As a twist, Voldemort is returned to its mortal state which leads to the beginning of an adventurous journey.

The film’s bleak atmosphere and impressive cinematography are enough to hold attention of the viewers.

Also, other aspects like tearing friendships, parting relationships, jealousy, anguish, uncertainty, isolation and fear make make it an interesting watch.