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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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Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 19, 2009, 08:19 PM report to moderator

Astounding numbers. With returns like that I have a whole new appreciation for the cast and the pressure they have to make the movies really good. And I think they surpassed my expectations on this movie. It is by far the best in the series, and now one of my all time favorites.

Posted by bricat on July 19, 2009, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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@AegisSailor: They did leave out alot but I still think it was a very smooth flowing story and it was told brilliantly. Compared to the other films I think HBP cut out the most: the house elves, the Snape prophecy storyline, the Ron/Ginny fight, Harry getting knocked out by MaClaggen, the fight, the funeral, the Gaunt, Hepzibah, Dumbledore, Morfin memories, etc. But I still think they did a great job of capturing the overall tone of book 6.

It’s not an action-packed book. It’s the calm before the storm and it’s main purpose is to set up Deathly Hallows and that’s what movie 6 does. I had a problem with the death eaters just walking out of the castle at first especially since they make a point of showing that the Aurors are guarding the school in the beginning of the film, but I think that’s just going to make the battle much more impressive in Deathly Hallows. And it did make sense for them to leave calmly sense they did what they came to do (kill Dumbledore). The death eaters probably wanted to get out of the castle before the whole ministry showed up. And there is a scene showing them attacking the aurors. So I’m happy with the lack of a fight. And Bellatrix does destroy the Great Hall and Hagrid’s hut so it’s not like they left too quietly.

I agree with you I thought the Harry/Ginny scenes were very sweet and sexy.

Posted by cghambright on July 19, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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amazingggg!! :D
as long as it beats twilight fair and square, i’m good :$

Posted by g-g-gena; wbm! on July 19, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
33 Points

That is soooo great! Congrats!

Posted by BNana on July 19, 2009, 09:35 PM report to moderator

i’m really happy for the HBP cast and crew. they did a brilliant job and deserve all the credit. i went to a midnight showing, and i plan to go see it again. but the two year absence had to have an impact on the number of people going to see it. either way, the movie was awesome!!

Posted by TheGoldenSeeker on July 19, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on July 19, 2009, 10:03 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

I’ll contribute to the total by seeing it again this weekend. Harry!!!

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Posted by GTHunter [FTC!] on July 19, 2009, 10:22 PM report to moderator
159 Points

Wow!! I REALLY hope it smashes all the records! It would be so cool to have it right at the top, especially considering it’s THE BEST ONE YET!

Posted by That-Gryffindor-Girl *ROAR* on July 19, 2009, 10:46 PM report to moderator
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Haha funny story. The night i went to see the film i stopped to get some snacks at a store and i told the cash register lady that i was going to see a movie. She said “Let me guess, Harry Potter?” I said yeah. She was like “oh my gosh i hate harry potter transformers is way better.” It was funny and i think she’s actully one of those people who dresses up as harry potter and swings a wand in her closet and she’s just hiding it.

Posted by chanman on July 20, 2009, 12:10 AM report to moderator
7662 Points

Way to go Half-Blood Prince!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on July 20, 2009, 12:17 AM report to moderator
75 Points

yay harry potter! screw transformers for sure. lets break some more records shall we?

Posted by mynameisbrock on July 20, 2009, 12:42 AM report to moderator
459 Points

ooh cash moneyies

Posted by lupinwandcaster on July 20, 2009, 12:47 AM report to moderator
111 Points

Just got back from seeing it again. Better the second time around!

Posted by blockaderunner on July 20, 2009, 12:57 AM report to moderator
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