Final Harry Potter movie shatters the box office

The muggles are using their magic to help Harry Potter and  his wizard friends shatter the box office.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 took in $168.5 million domestically and $158.5 million internationally since opening Friday. It grossed $43.5 million for its debut midnight show alone.

1,400 people packed seven theatres at the Carmike 10 theatre in Rapid City opening night. Managers say there were so many people they had to create a 3:00 A.M. show to accommodate the other 200 people with Potter fever.

Fans say this may be the final movie but they’ll make sure the memories live on.

“This is the last one, We need to buy this and that’s it,” said 6-year-old Andreus Smith.  “We have the rest, we have them all,” 11-year-old William Cross said.

“We will definitely see it again, we will see it when it goes to the Elks and I’ll buy it when it comes out on DVD,” said fan Fran Segrue.

Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will play at Carmike 10 for another four weeks before heading to the Elks Theatre.  Movie distributors estimate the movie will bring in a billion dollars.

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