AP on World Wide Total to date for Half-Blood Prince: $396.7 Million


Jul 19, 2009

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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.”

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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