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Half-Blood Prince Tops UK Box Office, Tops $405 Million Internationally

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Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:55 PM

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film continues to perform phenomenally well at the box office, for the sixth film came in first place in box office takings for the UK and Ireland this past weekend.  The BBC reports that the film grossed 33 million pounds this past weekend, beating out the Sandra Bullock film The Proposal, and becoming "the biggest UK box office success of the year so far."

A report is also online from ScreenDaily noting that the sixth Potter film has grossed an impressive $405.3 million in its release, helping push gross Warner Bros. international box office takings over $1 billion.  The story continues:

The sixth film in the Potter franchise holds the record for the highest-grossing international opening with $236m, and became one of the fastest films to break the $300m mark — within eight days of release.
This weekend’s estimated gross of $84.4m in 64 markets included the highest Potter opening in Poland ($2m), a new Warner record in Argentina of $1.9m, and the UK adding $8.2m for a new cume of $52.8m, making Potter the top film of 2009 in the Hogwarts-home territory.

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1st woot

Posted by madman1277 on July 28, 2009, 03:01 PM report to moderator
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At least britons have a little more sense than americans! :P

Posted by Carol Carvalho on July 28, 2009, 03:05 PM report to moderator
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its doing really well, just hope 7 part 1 and 2, do even better

Posted by madman1277 on July 28, 2009, 03:07 PM report to moderator
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That is sweet, and no surprise. __

Posted by Mr. Tom *ROAR* on July 28, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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WOW. I love HBP i only go to the theater to see Harry Potter movies. Thats a lot of money.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 28, 2009, 03:10 PM report to moderator
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Great that the Half-Blood Prince betrays and hurts people as well as helping them break box office records. COOLIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Robbie Rowe on July 28, 2009, 03:26 PM report to moderator
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Thank you Carol! I agree. I can’t believe HP is second to super-guinea pigs in America…

Posted by felicitas on July 28, 2009, 03:32 PM report to moderator
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this is very cool… guess I’m unclear tho as to why Carol Carvalho says the Britons have a little more sense than the Americans… what exactly does that have to do with this :?

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on July 28, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
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Unless she means that HBP got knocked out of the top spot by G-force… which is a shocker…

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on July 28, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
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I wouldn’t waste my money on a movie with guinea pigs. I’ve seen HP6 twice.

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on July 28, 2009, 03:49 PM report to moderator
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it was the best i would go to hbp over the guinea pigs!

Posted by The Nerd on July 28, 2009, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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Take that, G-Force!

Posted by Awakened on July 28, 2009, 04:18 PM report to moderator
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HBP is good. I plan to see it again. G-Force is funny, but the next time on TV is good enough.

Posted by budgie on July 28, 2009, 04:35 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! Well they got money from me twice and will be getting more from me again since I’m going to see it for a 3rd time this weekend! YAY!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 28, 2009, 04:41 PM report to moderator
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That’s great! Knew it would be a smashing success. Getting ready to go and see it again and again until my money runs out!

Posted by beewell on July 28, 2009, 04:53 PM report to moderator
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