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Potter soars!

19 Jul – In North America, the boy wizard's final saga, "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" soared into records as the highest grossing opening weekend of all time with US $169.2 million, leaving the much touted movie of the year "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" losing steam at second place, while Kevin Spacey's "Horrible Bosses" drops to the third spot for the weekend just gone (14-17 July), according to online tracker Box Office Mojo.

Fans at the premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in Singapore & Malaysia dressed up as their favourite characters from the movie

Malaysia held a local premiere to bid the magical franchise goodbye as "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" helms the top spot. The movie managed to beat the "Transformers" streak leaving the alien robot franchise at second place, while Metrowealth's latest local horror film "Flat 3A" opened up to third place among blockbuster films at the local box office.

For Singapore, "Harry Potter" too takes the top spot as they also had a local premiere that saw attendance by fans whom dressed up as characters from the movie. With no surprises, "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" also dropped to second place in Singapore pushing Tom Hanks' "Larry Crowne" to third place for the weekend just gone.

Other new releases and sneak shows last week in Malaysia include "Larry Crowne", "Deiva Thirumagal", "Forever", "Mysterious Island" and "A Beautiful Life".

In Singapore, other new releases and sneak shows last week include "A Beautiful Life" and "Brown Sugar".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone (14 July - 17 July 2011)
Malaysia
1)  Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2)  Transformers: Dark of the Moon
3)  Flat 3A
4)  Mr. Popper's Penguins
5)  Deiva Thirumagal
6)  Tolong! Awek Aku Pontianak
7)  Larry Crowne
8)  Venghai
9)  Monte Carlo
10)  Green Lantern
Singapore
1)  Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2)  Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
3)  Larry Crowne
4)  Monte Carlo
5)  Four
6)  Brown Sugar
7)  Mr. Popper's Penguins
8)  X-Men: First Class
9)  Your Highness
10) Mr & Mrs Single




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