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Final Harry Potter Film Shatters Opening Day Record

Daniel Radcliffe

The final Harry Potter film easily shattered box office records on its first day in theaters.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2  earned $92.1 million on Friday, the largest one-day gross ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That total broke the record previously held by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which earned $72.7 million on its first day last summer.

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Transformers Becomes the Highest-Grossing Film of 2011

Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon became the highest-grossing film of 2011 this week, holding on to the No. 1 spot at the box office, despite a strong debut by Horrible Bosses.

The third Transformers film grossed an estimated... read more

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Crushes Fourth of July Box Office Record

Shia LaBeouf

The third Transformers film provided plenty of fireworks over the holiday weekend, blowing up box-office records for the Fourth of July weekend and logging the best opening weekend of 2011 thus far.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed an estimated $97.4 million over the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. That total eclipses Spider-Man 2's $88.2 million July Fourth debut in 2004 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' $90.1 million opening earlier this year.  The action film, starring Shia LaBeouf, took in... read more

Cars 2 Tops Predecessor, Bad Teacher Surprises at Box Office

Cars 2

Cars 2 and Bad Teacher both beat box-office expectations in their first weekend of release, Box Office Mojo reports.

Cars 2 grossed an estimated $68 million and surpassed the opening weekend of the first Cars, which took in $60.1 million in 2006. Not only did Cars 2 outpace... read more

Green Lantern Fails to Light Up Box Office

Ryan Reynolds

Green Lantern debuted atop the box office, though it failed to live up to some of its comic book-based predecessors, Box Office Mojo reports.

The action movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, grossed an estimated $52.7 million in its first weekend of release. The figure was higher than The Green Hornet's $33.5 million take in January, but lower than the opening numbers for... read more

Super 8 Grabs Top Spot at Box Office

Super 8

Super 8 nabbed the No. 1 spot at the box office in its first weekend, grossing $37 million, Box Office Mojo reports.

The sci-film from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg outpaced last week's top film, X-Men: First Class, which ranked second with $25 million. The Hangover Part II came in at... read more

X-Men: First Class Debuts on Top But Falls Short for Franchise

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class won the top spot at the box office in its first weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

It grossed an estimated $56 million, higher than the first X-Men film released in 2000 ($54.5 million), but notably lower than... read more

Hangover and Kung Fu Panda Sequels Add Up for Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Ever

The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part II broke several records, becoming the biggest debut ever for a live-action comedy and the biggest opening week ever for an R-rated comedy, according to Box Office Mojo.

The sequel to 2009's The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, grossed an estimated $86.5 million over the weekend and $118.1 million since the film's Thursday opening.

Pirates plunders $90 million at the box office

Because of its early Thursday release, The Hangover Part II ranks behind the latest Pirates as the.... read more

Pirates Plunders $90 Million at the Box Office; Overseas Record Set

Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush

The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film sailed to the top of the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides brought in some major booty — an estimated $90.1 million — to become the top opening of 2011. However, the debut was notably lower than that of the... read more

Thor Keeps the Hammer Down on Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids walked behind Thor, which kept its top spot at the movie box office.

The film about the hammer-wielding thunder god raked in $34.5 million (bringing its two-weekend total to $119.3 million) while the wedding comedy, written by and starring Saturday Night Live's Kristen Wiig, grossed a creditable $24.4 million, Box Office Mojo reports. read more

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