I would heavily bet there is a lot of Disney/Potter overlap (damn Universal, stealing our themepark) so I thought some people might have some things to say here. I always wished that I could have been there when a Movie like Star Wars was released just to be a part of the excitement. I think last nights screening of DHP2 was more even than Star Wars. The Multiplex we went to had the film showing in EVERY theater at 12:01, with another round at 3:00 AM! When the films got out it was like the end of a baseball game. It was something to remember that is for sure.
As for the film, it was awesome. Not perfect, but for me only The return of the King gets that distinction. I will most likely be seeing it again, which I don't often do. It really is the best of the Potter films.