A family film, Winnie the Pooh marked a return to the hand-drawn animation that accompanied earlier adaptations of A.A. Milne’s storybook characters.
The overwhelming winner at the box office was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, estimated by Warner Bros. to have collected $168.6 million domestically between Friday and Sunday. Setting a record both domestically and internationally for a movie opening, the Harry Potter finale beat the $158.4 million made by the 2008 Batman tale The Dark Knight — also a Warner Bros. picture.
With $15.5 million, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 set a record for best domestic opening in huge-screen IMAX theaters, overtaking the $12.2 million for last year’s Disney motion-capture film Alice In Wonderland.
According to box-office tracker Hollywood.com, domestic revenue for the weekend added up to $263 million. Ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at United States and Canadian theaters were released by Hollywood.com. Final domestic figures are scheduled for release Monday.