"Harry Potter" Finale: Top Three-Day Opening EVER!

Posted Sunday July 17, 2011 1:28 PM GMT

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.

After two weeks in the top spot, Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington Whiteley's action flick "Transfromers: Dark Of the Moon" was bumped into second with an approximate third weekend total of $21.2 million.

Rounding out the top five at the box office were Jennifer Aniston's comedy "Horrible Bosses" ($17.6 million), followed by "Zookeeper" ($12.3 million) and "Cars 2" ($8.3 million).