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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' breaks records to top US box office

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Hermione, Harry and Ron on 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2' poster
The final entry in the long-running Harry Potter franchise has broken box office records by becoming the highest domestic opening weekend ever.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 took an estimated $168.5 million this weekend, topping the $158.7 million taken by The Dark Knight back in 2008.

Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon falls to second place this weekend taking $21.2 million, followed by Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses with $17.6 million.

The Kevin James-fronted family comedy Zookeeper took $12.3 million, followed by Pixar's Cars 2, which rounds out the top five films of the weekend with $8.3 million.

Next weekend sees the release of Marvel Studios' latest comic book adaptation Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving.

This week's US box office top ten in full (studio estimates):

1. (-) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - $168,550,000
2. (1) Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $21,250,000
3. (2) Horrible Bosses - $17,630,000
4. (3) Zookeeper - $12,300,000
5. (4) Cars 2 - $8,344,000
6. (-) Winnie the Pooh - $9,000,000
7. (5) Bad Teacher - $5,200,000
8. (6) Larry Crowne - $2,572,000
9. (7) Super 8 - $1,925,000
10. (-) Midnight in Paris - $1,891,000

Watch the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 below:

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