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AP on World Wide Total to date for Half-Blood Prince: $396.7 Million

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Posted by: sue
July 19, 2009, 01:28 PM

The Associated Press has just released a new article with the current world-wide box office for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $396.7 Million. Breaking the numbers down, the AP reports HBP " took in $79.5 million domestically over opening weekend and $159.7 million since debuting last Wednesday, according to estimates from distributor Warner Bros. on Sunday. The movie also took in $237 million overseas since Wednesday in 54 countries, bringing its worldwide total to $396.7 million."

The piece continues:

"With some of the best reviews of any "Harry Potter" movie, "Half-Blood Prince" was off to the fastest overall start in franchise history.The sixth movie about the young wizard came in $20 million ahead of the last movie, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," which grossed $139.7 million domestically in its first five days two years ago. The new film had the second-highest start ever for a movie premiering on Wednesday, trailing the $200 million five-day opening for last month's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

"Half-Blood Prince" already has surpassed the $157.3 million "Order of the Phoenix" pulled in during its entire first week. By the end of its seventh day Tuesday, "Half-Blood Prince" will be in the $180 million range on its way to becoming the franchise's first $300 million domestic smash since the original movie, 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," said Dan Fellman, Warner head of distribution."

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46 Points

That is AMAZING! :D im so happy for the cast and crew! Job well done

Posted by ILoveHogwarts09 on July 19, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
474 Points

Nice. I just wanna beat Transformers. :(

Posted by Courtney Quirke on July 19, 2009, 01:41 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

Wow! HBP deserves it. I thought it was a really good movie.

Posted by Christine on July 19, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
27 Points

Nice HBP is a good movie hope it breaks more records.

Posted by Alexion on July 19, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
174 Points

woohoo! Too bad it didn’t beat transformers… I liked transformers, but I think Harry Potter was way better!

Posted by horsepatronus64 on July 19, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
753 Points

Nice. I don’t care who it beats or doesn’t beat… that amount of money is crazy! Well deserved. :)

Posted by Jessi on July 19, 2009, 01:49 PM report to moderator
508 Points

I hope it beats Transformers because that movie had more plotholes than a swisscheese(spelling?) but at least it was action packed. HBP was way better than Transformers.

Posted by half-blood queen~ROAR~ on July 19, 2009, 01:51 PM report to moderator
347 Points

I’ve seen it three times already. That’s probably why it’s gotten so much, because people are dying to see it again. I know i was.

Posted by HarryRichardsPotter on July 19, 2009, 01:57 PM report to moderator
39 Points

That is so awesome! And it still has yet to open in some countries doesn’t it?
Almost 400 million worldwide first week. That’s fantastic!

Posted by katana on July 19, 2009, 01:59 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

Yeah who care what beat HBP. HBP is still the best movie until DH.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 19, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
104 Points

i’m so happy (:
i can not wait till Deathly Hallows..i think it’ll be even beter than HPB, which was an AMAZING movie. too bad we have to wait like 4 years for DH :(

Posted by accio rehma on July 19, 2009, 02:07 PM report to moderator
281 Points

That’s great! Amazing as well. It’s my favorite film so far!
Isn’t DH part 1 due out in 2010, with part 2 out in 2011?

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 19, 2009, 02:18 PM report to moderator
288 Points

This movie has me ACHING for Deathly Hallows which is bound to be a gigantic hit next year. I can’t wait to own in on DVD!

Posted by Fereverto on July 19, 2009, 02:19 PM report to moderator
124 Points

@rehma love. We don’t have to wait anywhere close to 4 years. DH part 1 is out a year and a half from now and DH part 2, a few days short of two years. That’s really no wait at all.

Posted by RHrSoulmates on July 19, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
1565 Points

HOLYYYYYY SH…..Woah. That is a pretty huge number. Wow.

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on July 19, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
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