When all is said and done, it's safe to assume that there will be some ridiculously tricked-out special-edition box set of all eight 'Harry Potter' films. It will probably include a replica of the golden snitch or perhaps a copy of the Advanced Potions book that belonged to the Half-Blood Prince.
But until 'Deathly Hallows, Part 2' leaves theaters (which might end up being awhile -- more on that in a minute), all we can do is speculate on what the future DVD set will look like. Lucky for us, Patrick Sullivan, a student at Cooper Union, has graciously created Criterion Collection covers for each of the seven already released movies. (For all you non–movie nerds, Criterion Collection flicks are suped-up versions of special-edition DVDs.) Check out the Criterion image for the 'Sorcerer's Stone' below, and head to PotterCriterion Tumblr to see them all.
As for 'Deathly Hallows, Part 2' box office numbers, the movie is currently on pace to break all previous opening-day 'Harry Potter' records, according to Deadline. Not only will the film be shown on more than 11,000 screens in North America, it will also play at 3,000 3D locations and 274 IMAX venues, both industry records. In fact, the 3D version has already sold more tickets on its own than any other movie this year (not just pre-sales; total). Now the question is, can 'Deathly Hallows' beat out the opening-weekend record of $158,411,453 held by 'The Dark Knight'?
[via PotterCriterion Tumblr]