harry potter box office record 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' has the most magical box office weekend everThe final installment of the “Harry Potter” saga smashed box-office records in its first hours and its first day of release, and now it’s set another mark.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” made $168.55 million at the box office over the weekend, according to studio estimates, giving it the biggest opening weekend of all time. It passes “The Dark Knight,” which made $158.4 million in its first weekend three years ago.

“Harry’s” pace slowed down some after its massive, $92.1 million opening day on Friday, but that was to be expected after the most die-hard fans got their first viewing in. Through Friday, the movie has also made $157.5 million overseas. (Update 4:30 p.m. ET: Warner Bros. says the overseas box office through Sunday is $307 million.)

Considering the huge weekend for “Deathly Hallows 2,” last week’s top two movies did all right. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” earned an additional $21.25 million to push its total past the $300 million mark, while “Horrible Bosses” took in an estimated $17.6 million, falling only 38 percent from its opening last week.

The weekend’s only other wide release, the G-rated “Winnie the Pooh,” earned $8 million, in line with pre-release forecasts. Also of note: “Midnight in Paris” made $1.9 million to give it a total of $41.8 million, making it the highest-grossing Woody Allen movie ever in the United States.

The weekend’s Top 10:

1. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” $168.55 million
2. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $21.25 million
3. “Horrible Bosses,” $17.6 million
4. “Zookeeper,” $12.3 million
5. “Cars 2,” $8.3 million
6. “Winnie the Pooh,” $8 million
7. “Bad Teacher,” $5.2 million
8. “Larry Crowne,” $2.6 million
9. “Super 8,” $1.93 million
10. “Midnight in Paris,” $1.9 million

Posted by:Rick Porter