Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2is a 2011 epic fantasy film directed by David Yates and the second of two films based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling . It is the eighth and final instalment in theHarry Potterfilm series , written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman , David Barron and Rowling. The story continues to follow Harry Potter 's quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort 's Horcruxes . The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger , respectively.
Principal photography began on 19 February 2009, and was completed on 11 June 2010,with the final day of reshoots taking place on 21 December 2010, marking the series' closure of ten years of filming.Part 2was released in 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from 13–15 July 2011, and is the onlyHarry Potterfilm to be released entirely in 3D.
The film opened to universal critical acclaim, and is among the best reviewed films of 2011.At the box office,Part 2claimed the worldwide opening weekend record, earning $483.2 million, as well as setting opening day and opening weekend records in various countries. The film is currently the third highest grossing film of all time,the highest grossing film of 2011 , the highest grossing film in theHarry Potterseries, and the ninth film to gross over $1 billion.The Blu-ray and DVD sets are scheduled to be released on 11 November 2011 in the United States,and in the United Kingdom on 2 December 2011.In October 2011,Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2was declared the highest pre-ordered Blu-ray and DVD ever by Amazon.com .