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Box Office Watch: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Continues Success on International Front

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Posted by: sue
August 31, 2009, 11:47 AM

For those keeping track at home, we have a quick update today regarding box office success for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While faring well here in the US, the sixth installment in the Harry Potter series continues to have very impressive box office sum totals due to international showings.  ScreenDaily reports:

"Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince became the third biggest film in the series worldwide after adding $7.7m from 5,000 screens in 61 markets through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) for $610.5m overseas and $904.9m globally. Greece was the final territory to receive the sixth episode in the family franchise and delivered an excellent $1.9m from 135 screens that was a clear number one and scored the biggest launch of the year.

Latest figures put Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince on $80.8m in the UK, $79.4m in Japan, $60.9m in Germany, $51.6m in France, $31.7m in Australia, $27m in Italy, $24.1m in China, $21.4m in Mexico, $19.6m in Spain, $18.6m in Brazil, and $18.4m in Russia."

You can also see slightly different numbers here (international here) from Box Office Mojo.

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8876 Points

HBP is doing so well in the box office. Although there were some differences from the book, I liked this better than the two previous HP movies. By all the records that HBP has broken it would seem it has been a popular movie with the fans yay

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 31, 2009, 11:53 AM report to moderator
2570 Points

will be 1 of series

Posted by madman1277 on August 31, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
209 Points

third comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the article is great!!!!! well done

Posted by Granger10 on August 31, 2009, 11:59 AM report to moderator
2570 Points

till hp 7 part 1 and 2 lol

Posted by madman1277 on August 31, 2009, 12:00 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

It is wonderful that the movie is achieving such great financial success and that Warner Brothers has benefited so from investing in such a fantastic film! I do hope that the film goes over the one billion mark, but that seems unlikely.

Posted by Kirk on August 31, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

How nice for WB…

Posted by Won_Two on August 31, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
67 Points

Prince has not broken any box office records. It is doing well, especially for a 5th sequel, but not spectacularly well. It will end up with the 5th most tickets sold in the US (all the films but Prisoner would have made $300 million at 2009 ticket prices). Prince basically is selling about 95% of the tickets that Order sold in Europe, too: again, really good for a sequel, but hardly record breaking.

Posted by Wimsey on August 31, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
660 Points

Looks like WBs decision to move HBP to 2009 should meet its financial expectations. ;)

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on August 31, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
77 Points

I’ve seen it 3 times. How many times have you all seen it???

Posted by smgkkg on August 31, 2009, 12:48 PM report to moderator
887 Points

I liked the movie, but I liked the book better

Posted by ⚖ Justin Flowflicker ⚖ {WBM} on August 31, 2009, 12:58 PM report to moderator

Wimsey, what is your basis for the “95%” figure for European tickets?

Posted by Fragesteller on August 31, 2009, 01:02 PM report to moderator
22044 Points

so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4208 Points

I have only seen it once, but will see it again as soon as I can. I enjoyed the movie, even though the ending seemed a bit flat. I’d like to view it again to see what i missed the first time around.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on August 31, 2009, 01:29 PM report to moderator
240 Points

I went for my third time last Friday. There were only 10 people in the theater including me and my friend. They are down to three showings a day. I think it will be out of my local theater her in the Tampa Bay (FL) area in 2-3 weeks Some of the smaller theaters (14 screens or less) have already pulled it :(

Posted by mlc on August 31, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
272 Points

Argh! so much money, i cant even comprehend that amount of money. On all three occasions that i went the cinema was packed full, probably the fullest ive ever seen it.

Posted by TheGriff [ROAR!] on August 31, 2009, 02:09 PM report to moderator
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