While forecasts tend to hold up quite predictably, "Captain America: The First Avenger" offered up a surprise by leaping out to the pole position at the box office over the weekend of July 22-24, 2011.
The Chris Evans starring superhero cape pulled in $25.6 million on Friday night while en route to an opening weekend total of $65.8 million - well above the projected total of $58 million.
As he pushes forth with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" promotions, Tom Felton kicked off a planned weekend stay in Chicago, Illinois on Friday (July 22).
Following a morning television appearance on MyFoxChicago (see video below), the Draco Malfoy actor had quite the good time as he threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs/Houston Astros game at Wrigley Field.
After years and years of hard work and devotion – a newly released video shows the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” cast and crew on set for their last day ever.
In an emotional speech, Daniel Radcliffe says, “I just want to say I love this place. This has been my life. I don’t know what my day to day life consists of without you. All of you. I just want to say I’ve loved every minute and I thank you all very, very much for making that possible.”
Off to a monumental start, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" raced to a staggering lead at the box office over the weekend of July 15-17, 2011.
The Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson starring franchise finale delivered a $92.1 million opening day en route to an estimated $168.5 million three day opening to beat out previous top earner "Dark Knight," which garnered $158.4 million.
Traveling the world to promote the blockbuster finale "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," Tom Felton enjoyed a relaxing day alongside girlfriend Jade Olivia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday (July 16).
The Draco Malfoy actor and his stunt assistant girlfriend took a trip to a local beach while also riding in a helicopter and doing a bit of sightseeing at the popular Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain locales.
It's known as one of the biggest film franchises of all time, and now as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," hits theaters today (July 15), fans will experience all the magic of the end of the epic 10-year journey.
Having wrapped up her "Harry Potter" premiere efforts, Emma Watson treated herself to a SoHo shopping spree in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (July 13).
The darling actress stopped to look at jewelry being sold on the street before sprinting off to try and catch a cab - but she ended up being turned on, as the driver surprisingly told her that he was off duty.