The final installment of Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2", has earned glowing reviews from critics. The film focuses on the lives of young wizards Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) when they return to Hogwarts School for a final showdown against dark Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
About the film, Manohla Dargis from New York Times has stated, “My, how the children have grown — and the movies too.” while Peter Travers of RollingStone.com has another idea “These characters are ours now. What an exhilarating gift to watch Harry and Company go out in a blaze of glory and amazing grace... Oscar attention must be paid.” Kenneth Turan of Los Angeles Times has added “It brings us back to the combination of magic, adventure and emotion that created the books' popularity in the first place.”
Al Alexander from PatriotLedger.com has said, “It’s a fight in which the anticipation has been building for nearly 10 years. And you keep telling yourself it can’t possibly live up to the hype. Yet it does. In fact, it surpasses it”
Harry Potter is the most successful box office franchies ever in history which has grossed $6.4 billion since its first opening day
On July 7, 2011, the whole world stops and watches the world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise at Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, London. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, three leading Harry Potter actors, entered the world of Harry Potter as children since 2001's debut of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Since then, they lived and grew up from schoolchildren into adults in full public view alongside with their characters.
According to distributor Warner Bros, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has taken in $43.6 million in 26 countries outside the United States on the first day it hit the theater
The franchise finale grossed $7.5 million in Australia, $4.6 million in Italy and $7.1 million in France in just the Wednesday opening