hp7part2forecast.pngThe last wave of Harry Potter hysteria is shaping up to be the biggest one yet.

Fandango is reporting more than 2,000 sold-out Potter showtimes across the country, from Anchorage, Alaska to Sunrise, Florida.

The final Harry Potter movie is currently:

• Fandango's most anticipated film of 2011 (according to a December 2010 survey of more than 4,000 moviegoers);
• Fandango's fastest-selling title of the year so far;
• 62% of daily ticket sales on Fandango (followed by Transformers: Dark of the Moon, accounting for 14% of sales);
• Outpacing any previous Potter film in ticket sales on Fandango at the same point in the films' sales cycles.
• Selling twice as many tickets on Fandango as sold for the last Potter summer release (Half-Blood Prince) at the same point in that film's sales cycle.

Many industry prognosticators believe that Deathly Hallows: Part II could give The Dark Knight's opening weekend record of $158.4 million a run for its money. Deathly Hallows: Part II will also try to topple Transformers: Dark of the Moon as the biggest movie of Summer 2011, which would likely make it the biggest movie of 2011.

 

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UPDATED: The worldwide cume now stands at $1,008.9 billion

Milestones:

• Eighth film in history to reach the $1B threshold
• Seventh biggest film in industry history on a worldwide basis
• The Walt Disney Studios' fourth title to earn $1B
• Third Disney film in less than 18 months to gross $1B globally
• Biggest international opening ever
• #3 film of all time at the international box office
• Crossed the $500M international threshold in a record-setting 14 days
• Crossed the $800M global threshold in only 20 days, the second fastest ever to reach this milestone
• Set a new industry speed record by crossing the $700M global threshold in only 16 days
• Disney's biggest international release ever
• The biggest Pirates of the Caribbean installment in 59 territories
• Highest-grossing Disney film ever released in China and Russia
• Passed $100M USD in Japan, where it was #1 for the first 6 weeks of release

Friday, 7/1 Update: As of June 30, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has a worldwide haul of $995.4 million. Disney is now projecting that it will $1 billion by Saturday, July 2.

Major milestones for On Stranger Tides:

• Eighth film in history to reach the $1B threshold
• The Walt Disney Studios' fourth title to earn $1B
• Third Disney film in less than 18 months to gross $1B globally
• Biggest international opening ever
• #3 film of all time at the international box office
• Crossed the $500M international threshold in a record-setting 14 days
• Crossed the $800M global threshold in only 20 days, the second fastest ever to reach this milestone
• Set a new industry speed record by crossing the $700M global threshold in only 16 days
• Disney's biggest international release ever
• The biggest Pirates of the Caribbean installment in 58 territories
• Highest-grossing Disney film ever released in China and Russia
• Nearing $100M USD in Japan, where it's been #1 for all 6 weeks of release

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon: 4,013 (NEW)71predictions.jpg
Larry Crowne: 2,972 (NEW)
Monte Carlo: 2,472 (NEW)
Cars 2: 4,115 (+0)
Green Lantern: 3,280 (-234)
Super 8: 3,088 (-366)
Bad Teacher: 3,049 (+0)
Mr. Popper's Penguins: 2,861 (-481)
X-Men: First Class: 1,602 (-1,031)
The Hangover Part 2: 1,568 (-457)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: 1,473 (-771)
Bridesmaids: 1,388 (-643)
Kung Fu Panda 2: 1,281 (-1,246)
Midnight in Paris: 858 (-93)
Fast Five: 304 (-154)
Thor: 270 (-134)
The Tree of Life: 228 (+13)
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer: 221 (-670)

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