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HBP Box Office Watch: $3.2 million from Imax; $255.5 Million to Date

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Posted by: sue
August 02, 2009, 01:33 PM

For those keeping score at home, the weekend box office totals are in for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Variety reports the film was second this week (behind "Funny People") and took in "$17.7 million at 4,393" venues, making a 19 day total of "$255.5 million.The weekend take included $3.2 million from 166 Imax venues," where Half-Blood Prince opened with the big screen showings this week.

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299 Points

HBP has made so much money it’s ridiculous. I don’t put much stock in comparing the amount of money movies make, but it’s good to see it doing well. At least it’s consistently coming in second instead of coming in with a bang and then disappearing off the charts. :)

Posted by Queen Griselda [*Squee!*] on August 03, 2009, 02:22 AM report to moderator
3526 Points

GREAT! however, i must admit that i was expecting IMAX to make more than that, but still great numbers :)

Posted by DesQueJteVois on August 03, 2009, 03:12 AM report to moderator
2866 Points

The world is counting money but in Armenia we haven’t even seen the movie! It’s only starting this week so I think it’s early to count money!!!

Posted by ~ Asi ~ on August 03, 2009, 03:16 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

Even for people that didnt read the books, it’s clear that HP has taught us the importance of respect and love, and the dangers of prejudice. HBP is making megabucks in theaters, thanks to HP fans from all over the world. The takings have broken records for money-making movies the world over. Personally I find it sad to keep reading derogatory remarks from HP fans about other HP fans because they dont live in the same country. We all went to see the movie. If another fandom’s movie is also making money, that doesnt imply or infer that all people from that country only went to see that movie but didnt see HBP. HBP is the only movie I’ve gone to see this year. But, if there are HP fans that went to see a non-HP movie then that’s great. With such huge sums of money being spent globally by HP fans, it seems almost immoral to imply that some of us arent spending enough on this one movie.

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 03, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator
230 Points

WOAH. The money the cast must make is clearly more than any of us would make in a couple of years!

Posted by weasleymyking on August 03, 2009, 12:07 PM report to moderator
33 Points

Yeah that’s cool i wish dh to do better than that

Posted by severusalbuspotter on August 03, 2009, 12:19 PM report to moderator
27 Points

The HBP was so badly made, im afraid that david yates will succeed where voldemort fail. He is killing HP. He was pathetic in the last 2 films. I hope he is sacked before he detroys the magical world single handedly.

Posted by tsrun on August 03, 2009, 12:59 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

What’s interesting to also note that with the IMAX release this weekend the box office fall in the third weekend was lessened compared to the previous HP movies. Also, HP is still dominant oversees.

Posted by eiVega on August 03, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
1565 Points

i want to go to the imax one, that’ll be fun to see

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on August 03, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator

It has made 225.5 Million domestically in the US which is good but not great… Worldwide on the other hand it is doing amazing with 747.7 Million… it is currently in the top 50 all time for the world and domestic in box office

Posted by no1hpfan on August 03, 2009, 02:51 PM report to moderator
69 Points

Yeah,tahts brilliant!

Posted by emmabonkers on August 03, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
32466 Points

I need to watch it on the IMAX screen near me.

Posted by Nochthikus Lestrange [FTC!] on August 03, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
141 Points

I went and saw it again in the theatres and still need to see it in IMAX. I’ve seen it three times now…

Posted by BwaySaint on August 03, 2009, 04:02 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

wow. that is a lot of money!!

64 Points

WOW that’s a lot

Posted by Wit Beyond Measure-- on August 03, 2009, 11:44 PM report to moderator
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