This week’s MuggleNet Throwback takes us back a few short years ago to 2011, the beginning of the end for fans everywhere with the release of the first official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The trailer showed us our very first glimpses of the Gringotts break-in, Harry and Voldemort’s controversial final showdown, and of course, the now iconic final Battle of Hogwarts. A second, longer trailer followed nearly a month and a half later.
Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opened in the summer of 2011 to a weekend box office record at the time of $169.2 million, just ahead of 2008’s The Dark Knight. The film would go on to earn more than $1.3 billion internationally, capping off the Harry Potter film series’s success at $7.7 billion. But of course, the success of the film goes beyond the number of tickets sold. Having opened in more than 60 countries around the world, complete with fans lining the streets in London for a heartfelt premiere with the cast and crew, Deathly Hallows – Part 2 brought the cinematic conclusion of the Harry Potter films to a satisfying, if not teary, end.
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