Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II continued to dominate the daily box office on Tuesday with a daily take of $15.39 million. In the process, the final chapter of the long-running fantasy franchise topped the $200 million domestic mark. The film reached the $200 million milestone in five days, which ties it with 2008's The Dark Knight and 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for the record of quickest film of all-time to reach $200 million. The five-day total for Deathly Hallows: Part II stands at $202.62 million, which represents the second largest five-day start of all-time, behind only the $203.77 million five-day gross of The Dark Knight.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II fell 15 percent from Monday. That was on par with the 15 percent daily slide The Dark Knight experienced on its first Tuesday, but was quite a bit steeper than the 4 percent first-Tuesday daily slide of 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The film's daily gross on Tuesday was 26 percent softer than the first Tuesday gross of The Dark Knight and 62 percent stronger than the first Tuesday gross of the Half-Blood Prince. Given the film's record-breaking opening day performance this past weekend, there is no question that Deathly Hallows: Part II will experience a huge second weekend decline this coming weekend. With that said, by the end of the weekend the film will already rank as the second highest grossing domestic release of 2011 thus far.
Internationally, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II grossed $34.0 million from 59 territories on Tuesday. The film's international total now stands at $390.0 million, which places its worldwide total at a massive $592.6 million. Key international grosses on Tuesday included $4.5 million in the United Kingdom, $3.3 million in Germany, $3.0 million in France and $2.5 million in Japan.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon remained in second place with $3.06 million. Paramount's 3D blockbuster sequel was up 8 percent over Monday, though that did represent one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases as films in general experienced strong daily percentage increases on Tuesday. Dark of the Moon fell 50 percent from last Tuesday. The film has grossed $308.78 million through three weeks of release, as it continues to rank as the year's highest grossing domestic release to date.
Warner's Horrible Bosses and Sony's Zookeeper both continued to hold up well on Tuesday. Horrible Bosses took third place with $2.91 million, which was up 11 percent over Monday and down 28 percent from last Tuesday. Zookeeper finished in fourth with $2.26 million, as it was up a healthy 22 percent over Monday and down 25 percent from last Tuesday. Given their respective declines from last Tuesday, both films appear set to hold up nicely over the weekend. Respective twelve-day grosses stand at $65.67 million for Horrible Bosses and at $46.49 million for Zookeeper.
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