Harry Potter Has Already Sold Out 2,000 Screenings

To say that fans are excited for the final Harry Potter movie would be a massive understatement. All of the previous films have been pure box office gold, all of the films making at least $750 million at the global box office. The franchise is the definition of phenomenon and millions of people would probably risk the dangers of time travel just to stop waiting for opening day. But just how much are Potter fans anticipating the ultimate installment? Well, the pre-sale numbers don't lie.

EW has learned that 2,000 screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 have already sold out. It's also worth pointing out that with the number of days left before release, Part 2 is already outpacing Part 1, which is ranked as the third highest box office earner in the series, and has the best pre-sales of any movie in the franchise. Part 2 has also earned Fandango's "fastest-selling title of the year so far" position and available tickets are becoming harder and harder to find. Early reviews of the film have already started pouring in and have been overwhelmingly positive.

The real question now is how high can this bird soar? The high water mark of the franchise has always been Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first film, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is just as much of an event and fans have been waiting years to see how it all unfolds. Throw in the fact that there will be thousands of people wanting to see it multiple times and the added price in 3D screenings, and this may have a chance to be the highest grossing Harry Potter movie ever.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.