Last in the millionaire franchise, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' is named top of the early morning and late night ticket selling film by Fandango.
More than 6,000 of tonight's midnight shows are sold out in advance on Fandango, and theatre owners are scrambling to post additional show times (many at 3:00 a.m.). "Part 2" currently represents 93% of today's total ticket sales.
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Rick Butler, Fandango Executive Vice President said:
''Part 2's midnight show ticket sales have been nothing short of extraordinary. In the more than ten years that I've been with the company, I've never seen so many late night show times for a single movie sold out in advance. Thankfully, theatre owners are adding new show times throughout the night to meet the fan demand''
'Deathly Hallows' which today premieres across theatres worldwide, is said to be the highest grossing opening day of all time, pulling in $973,285, according to Stuff.
The Harry potter franchise has become most expensive franchise in history according to Warner Bros. The Potter franchise is said to be worth more than $6 billion, surpassing all 22 James Bond films and the six "Star Wars" movies.
Harry Potter created a historical stamp mainly due to its ability to capture enthusiasm and passion from such a vast audience of young and old. In both the books and movies, the attention to detail that has helped to create such a believable fictional universe.
Last week, leading trio Emma Watson (Hermione), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) and Rupert Grint (Ron) trailed the UK and US for the movies last premieres, the sheer coverage and attendance by millions of fans clearly showed the iconic, cult following the movies have generated.
J.K Rowling , creator OF Harry Potter, has also made it into grand lists specifically in Forbes March 2011 billionaires list, whichestimated Rowling's net worth to be US$1 billion.
Whether the brand will continue to live on, and remain in such high esteem is debatable. Something that isn't however, is the sadness felt by millions as they say one last goodbye.