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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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27 Points

lets just hope warner bros uses all that money to make the 7th movies as amazing as possible

Posted by goldy91 on July 20, 2009, 01:09 AM report to moderator
58 Points

Got to see HBP. Can’t wait for the DVD in December. I like to watch parts of it
fram by frame. There is so much going on you miss things because you are
following the main characters.

Posted by Rose63 on July 20, 2009, 01:40 AM report to moderator
176 Points


Posted by Azkaban Dietitian on July 20, 2009, 01:49 AM report to moderator
256 Points

This is amazing and great!

Posted by WolfyWizard on July 20, 2009, 02:01 AM report to moderator
10839 Points

one word :WOW!!! :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on July 20, 2009, 02:24 AM report to moderator
879 Points

aww I wanted it to beat stinkin Transformers! But still, I’m glad it did well. It’s just about gained back what it cost, so everything from here on out is profit :)
I saw this movie twice, have plans to see it again, and can’t wait for the dvd. So I guess my personal review is, two thumbs up!

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on July 20, 2009, 02:40 AM report to moderator
5089 Points

Holy crap!!!!! thats amazing….

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on July 20, 2009, 02:52 AM report to moderator

YAY!!!!!!!!!! GO THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by missfan on July 20, 2009, 05:10 AM report to moderator
594 Points

In Finland, The Half-Blood Prince opened on Friday (with midnight screenings taking place on the night between Thursday and Friday) and by Sunday night, 86 024 people had seen it (of about 5,2 million people in Finland in total). It is the biggest opening of this year, beating Ice Age 3 by about 30 000 people.

Source: (in Finnish, sorry)

Posted by MischiefManaged on July 20, 2009, 05:28 AM report to moderator
823 Points

Wow!!!! l’m sooooooo happy that it beat other movie especially transformer 2!!!!

Posted by pine-fresh[ROAR] on July 20, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator
823 Points

What?? l thought it beat transformer already!!!! Shit l hate this, hope it beat transformer as soon as possible……………….

Posted by pine-fresh[ROAR] on July 20, 2009, 06:13 AM report to moderator
135 Points

everybody forgot about the year delay lol, well now wb knows they can not only delay them as much as they want, they know they can pretty much ignore major plot points and rewrite the story drastically and the masses really dont care.

Posted by splinch on July 20, 2009, 06:37 AM report to moderator
49 Points

Wow i wish that was my money!!! WB are probally rolling in it!!

Posted by ginny_potter4ever on July 20, 2009, 07:11 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is a lot of money….!! woooo!! it shows for big the harry potter fandom is!!

2017 Points

Yes! Go HBP! Keep earning more money and breaking more records! (beat Transformers!)

Posted by Looie [ROAR!] on July 20, 2009, 10:21 AM report to moderator
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