There’s something very appealing about being the very last of something. Everyone wants a piece, and that’s what happened this weekend with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. At least three records were broken during the last few days including The Dark Knight‘s highest-grossing opening weekend of $158.4 million by over $10 million. Harry Potter also beat out the other phenomenon, Twilight, by breaking two of its records — biggest opening day with $92.1 million and highest midnight previews with $43.5 million. Most films, along with Transformers: Dark of the Moon, were completely overshadowed by the Wizard boy movie. Check out the numbers below.

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 | NEW | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $168,550,000 | Average Per Theater $38,526 | Total Gross $168,550,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 1
  2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon | Last Week #1 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $21,250,000 | Average Per Theater $5,425 | Total Gross $302,800,000 | Film’s Budget – $195 | Week 3
  3. Horrible Bosses | Last Week #2 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $17,630,000 | Average Per Theater $5,625 | Total Gross $60,002,000 | Film’s Budget – $35 | Week 2
  4. Zookeeper | Last Week #3 | Sony | Weekend Gross $12,300,000 | Average Per Theater $3,532 | Total Gross $42,352,000 | Film’s Budget – $80 | Week 2
  5. Cars 2 | Last Week #4 | Buena Vista | Weekend Gross $8,344,000 | Average Per Theater $2,568 | Total Gross $165,326,000 | Film’s Budget – $200 | Week 4
  6. Winnie the Pooh | NEW | Buena Vista | Weekend Gross $8,000,000 | Average Per Theater $3,326 | Total Gross $8,000,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 1
  7. Bad Teacher | Last Week #5 | Sony | Weekend Gross $5,200,000 | Average Per Theater $1,956 | Total Gross $88,505,000 | Film’s Budget – $20 | Week 4
  8. Larry Crowne | Last Week #6 | Universal | Weekend Gross $2,573,000 | Average Per Theater $1,125 | Total Gross $31,628,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 3
  9. Super 8 | Last Week #7 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $1,925,000 | Average Per Theater $1,319 | Total Gross $122,242,000 | Film’s Budget – $50 | Week 6
  10. Midnight in Paris | Last Week #11 | Sony Classics | Weekend Gross $1,891,000 | Average Per Theater $2,678 | Total Gross $41,793,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 9

Although the Harry Potter numbers are incredible and go beyond our own expectations, one can’t help but be a bit disappointed that most of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s success isn’t because it’s the last of its kind, but because of inflated ticket sales like 3D and IMAX 3D. The spectacles aren’t necessary. If you’re going to go watch it again, or are one of the few who hasn’t seen it, go 2D. It’s the way to go.

What did you watch this weekend?