08 Jul '11, 5am

It's the end of an era for both the fans and cast of Harry Potter

FILM farewells don't get much bigger than Harry Potter, and thousands of fans prepared to say goodbye to their beloved boy wizard at the world premiere of the final movie yesterday. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the eighth instalment - and first in 3D - of a franchise that has generated more public excitement and media hype than any other. For Hollywood studio Warner Bros, it has been a magic pot of gold, with the seven films released so far grossing ticket sales of US$6.4 billion (S$7.86 billion) and billions more from DVDs and merchandise. For a generation of Potter fans, the movies have extended the wizarding world created by British author J K Rowling in her seven-book saga, which began in 1997 and concluded in 2007. More than 400 million copies have been sold globally, making Rowling the first billionaire author and providing a huge support base upon...

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