Half-Blood Prince Tops UK Box Office, Tops $405 Million Internationally
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
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.
What was Disney thinking when they made G-force?! I’ll admit it looks like it has its funny/cute moments, but its still seems really…weird. Anyway, I’m going for round 2! I’m watching the HP6 movie again, except in Imax this friday! :D
XD I just read flyingporkeypine’s comment, and thought, “Hey! I’m seeing it in IMAX this Friday, too!” And then I realized who it was and laughed because of course she is. We’re seeing it together! :P
Normally I would type up a comment expressing my feelings, but lets be honest, who all here is surprised HBP did so good? I’m definitely not, that was one hell of a movie.
Well folks i simply don’t understand why people say hbp has betrayed bookish fans since lot of stuff been mixed up
But folks don’t u think if they had to do it since the book was humongous abt 600 odd pages to stuff it into 2 1/2 hr movie is job well done.
If they had added the dark stuff then they would have had to remove all the romance and humor from the movie
Sometimes I am ashamed to be American, and although there are more important reasons, the fact that a stupid movie about guinea pigs can knock Harry Potter out of the top spot when Harry Potter hasn’t even been out for two weeks….what is wrong with people? Has this happened to Harry Potter before? I thought the previous HP films stayed in the number one spot for weeks on end…hopefully IMAX will fix it. And I am glad the people in the UK are being smarter about seeing Harry Potter in the theaters.