On July 13 2011 has been held the world premiere of the last part of the most successful franchise in film history - "Harry Potter". An unpretentious story of an orphan, a magician that caring adults are ready to put on the altar for the fight against absolute evil, already has a value for the cinema no less than, say, "Star Wars". And the actors have grown up before our eyes, already entered the history of cinema on par with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson at all possible claims for their talents will take a worthy place in the Hall of Fame of world cinema, not only because they have served for many years for their heroes, but also because they had to participate in a unique experiment for the cinema. After all, the whole world watched, as if in some reality show for their maturation, transformation and growth of skills.
And most likely, their subsequent fate turned to acting better than the already mentioned Mark Hamill, who, incidentally, was by the time the "New Hope" is not much older and not much more experienced than the present actors from Harry Potter.
So, almost 10 years and 6.4 billion dollars worldwide box office receipts. General revenues as a franchise, for example, from sales of related products and all kinds of licenses from the operation of theme parks and so on to calculate and does not seem possible. Ahead of the latest movie, which is expected to break all records, not only to astronomical sum reaching $ 2.7 billion, which eventually earned "Avatar".
Judge for yourself. Two days before the premiere in North America, the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has collected $ 25 million. The vast majority of tickets that get the audience to support popular Internet networks - a ticket to the final "Harry Potter". The film will be shown in 4300 theaters, most of which are on several screens. More than three thousand copies will be stereoscopic. Such a wide release is not honored at this year none of the films.
The creators hope the picture will overcome not only the achievement of "Half-Blood Prince" earned in its opening weekend in worldwide box office record-breaking 394 million dollars, but before premiere fees of the sequel "Twilight." There is more audacious hope of contrition already apparent immutable record "Dark Knight" managed to earn by the end of first weekend in North America, a fantastic 158 million dollars.
Well, that last part of the famous franchise will be able to earn more than a billion, right now, no one doubts. The only question is, what place on the short list of billionaires will be able to take the film.
The last word, of course, is for the audience. But, as mentioned above, regardless of the success of the last series, "Harry Potter" - is history. Exciting, colorful, dramatic, epic. As with the entire history of cinema. Thank you all!