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

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Aug 02, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.





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

Avatar Imagehorsepatronus64 says: hah luckily G-force isn't top anymore! GO HBP!!!Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: Yeah, that was so shocking. HBP rocks!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Very cool!!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Talk about a cash cow. Avatar ImageRemus Greyback says: Lets hope it will reach the first place.Avatar Imagemynameisbrock says: as long as it beats g force hahaAvatar Imagegoodegogo says: It was soo good I think it should be that top! One thing I didn't like though was that it said it was IMAX 3D but only 13 minutes of it was 3D and only in the begining. Avatar Imagepipkin3 says: Hate to say it guys, but it looks to me like you Americans are suckers for films with robots bashing each other! Looks like HP won't be over-taking Transformers 2 any time soon. It makes me wonder whats going on in your heads sometimes!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: HBP Rocks!! :)Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: *$255.5 million WOW!!* That's still a heck of a lot of money .... I mean even if it's not first in the rating thingy it's still something to be proud of. And I don't think that Warner Bros are exactly short on money! It is still a great film, and I think 'normal' people will be enjoying it! :DAvatar Imageimpoohnfrenz says: GO HBP!!! You guys RULE!!!Avatar Imageimpoohnfrenz says: GO HBP!!! You guys RULE!!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: GO HBPAvatar ImageJadeDanielle says: Woooo, that's great :)Avatar Imageacciodiana says: It made about half of what it made last week. I went and saw it in IMAX, it was pretty rad, but I wanted more 3D action. Next week GI Joe comes out so I guess HBP will be coming in second, again. I think they should continue with TV spots, so people don't forget about it. Then again, it was a slow week for the movies seeing how Funny People didn't even make $25 million. Let's wish it does better next week so Warner Bros. can give us two kick butt DH movies.Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Wow that's a lot of money! Super awsome and well deserved :DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Awesome.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: really great!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: awesome. i wish i could see it in IMAX but id have to drive 2-3 hours.Avatar ImageLaRae Evans says: I wish I can see it in IMAX but can't afford the drive just to watch a movie. I knew the opening would be a great sale though.Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Great!Avatar ImageMkCorner says: Well at least it broke even! LOL!!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! While there is no accounting for some people's taste in movies (G-Force) the fact that HBP is still in second is wonderful!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! While there is no accounting for some people's taste in movies (G-Force) the fact that HBP is still in second is wonderful!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! While there is no accounting for some people's taste in movies (G-Force) the fact that HBP is still in second is wonderful!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! While there is no accounting for some people's taste in movies (G-Force) the fact that HBP is still in second is wonderful!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! While there is no accounting for some people's taste in movies (G-Force) the fact that HBP is still in second is wonderful!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! While there is no accounting for some people's taste in movies (G-Force) the fact that HBP is still in second is wonderful!Avatar Imagedoublecore says: What ever you do this summer go see HBP on IMAX you will not be disappointed i promise you :) Avatar ImageTriathene says: I didn't see it in IMAX...my parents wouldn't drive that far at midnight XD But my dad's is uber-motivated to finish reading OotP and get through HBP so he can finally see a movie in-theater, so hopefully it'll still be on IMAX by the time he's ready.Avatar Imagegot2lovme says: wow that's a lot. Hope it does well. Can't wait to see the final results.Avatar Imagebleucatt says: I feel like that's not a lot. Is that a lot? Dude!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: Just got back from seeing it in I-max. I'm glad to say that I have supported it 3x's with money though I have seen it 4x's.Avatar ImageAndygirl14 says: Is G-Force still ahead or what? I saw that and it was like a mix of transformers and like madagascar or something..Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: Thank goodness G-Force still isn't in first. I would have expected HBP to make a lot more due to the movie opening in IMAX... oh well, we still have two more movies to go!Avatar ImageMyLadyMarigold says: We went to see it again today, didn't get there till right before the movie started because we thought it wouldn't be busy but boy were we wrong! The theater was packed! I was surprised because we went opening weekend and it wasn't half full but today, people were sitting all the way up to the front. Can't wait to see the numbers for this weekend.Avatar ImagePigwidgeonPwns says: That's a lot of money...Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: It was excellent in IMAX, even though it was only the first 13 minutes in 3D. I'm surprised, I really would have thought they would have made the last part with the cave scene, inferi and firestorm in 3D, now that would have been rad. I hope the battle of hogwarts is in 3D for DH2.Avatar ImageMera004 says: Yayyyy! I contributed to the IMAX box office! It was awesome! :D Avatar Imagehpikjdjg says: IMAX was awesome! I too wished there was more 3D. Quidditch and the cave scene would've been cool in 3D. I'm kind of disappointed HBP wasn't #1 this week though. I'm afraid delaying the IMAX release wasn't a good thing for the #s.Avatar Imagechanman says: Transformers as got it beat..Avatar ImageAlbus Marcos Dumbledore says: HBP all the way!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: wow thats incredible! Avatar Imagepottershrink says: Hey Leaky, please give us the international numbers, too. Have just come home with my family of four after seeing it for the 3rd time! Still noticed new details - excellent!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: I haven't seen any advertising for HBP since it opened originally-- not a single tv ad for the IMAX opening or anything. They need to ramp up their ad campaign if they want to get back to first! Oh well though, it's doing great and they're already making a profit, so I'm sure they can't complain. Avatar ImageCalynthe says: 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. :)Avatar Imageccking says: GREAT! however, i must admit that i was expecting IMAX to make more than that, but still great numbers :)Avatar ImageAsi says: 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!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: 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.Avatar Imageweasleymyking says: WOAH. The money the cast must make is clearly more than any of us would make in a couple of years!Avatar Imageseverusalbuspotter says: Yeah that's cool i wish dh to do better than thatAvatar Imagetsrun says: 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.Avatar ImageeiVega says: 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.Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: i want to go to the imax one, that'll be fun to seeAvatar Imageno1hpfan says: 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 officeAvatar Imageemmabonkers says: Yeah,tahts brilliant!Avatar ImageNochthikus says: I need to watch it on the IMAX screen near me.Avatar ImageBwaySaint says: I went and saw it again in the theatres and still need to see it in IMAX. I've seen it three times now...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: wow. that is a lot of money!!Avatar Imageravenlemonx says: WOW that's a lotAvatar ImageFigment says: I very much want to go see it in IMAX, I bet it looks great!Avatar Imagecmarsh2011 says: wow!! GO HBP!!! :)Avatar Imagealegria35 says: i guess i have to see it in Imax ... Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Go HBP!Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: WOW... GO HARRY!! Thats a lot of money!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: good job HBP! :)Avatar ImagePhylis says: Great!Avatar Imagehoras1 says: I finally saw it. Did I miss something? I must have it stank. horas1 Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Argh, why is it still not in first...it really deserves it!Avatar Imagesiriuslyamanda says: Woot Go HP!Avatar Imagepotterrock says: yayyy!!! GO HPANDHBP MAUAJAJAJ :)Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: That is unbelievable! :) I can't believe that HBP had the biggest box office opening in the entire world! GO HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: DH is going to have an even bigger amount in just the 1st part of the movie Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: DH is going to have an even bigger amount in just the 1st part of the movie Avatar ImageMellzey72 says: SWEET!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Oh yeah!

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