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.
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.
honestly how can HBP fall 2nd behind g-force? honestly……well i’m going to watch it again soon! it’s going to be the firsrt movie i’ve watched twice. ever =]
Apparently, G-Force took the top spot this week in the US. But, my theory on that is because soooo many went to see it the first week!!
I bet HP will be back on top again with the IMAX version!!
Well as time moves on HBP will get back on top specially with IMAX version on the look out for
IMAX will definatly bring it back to the top! Can’t wait to see it again this weekend! AMAZING movie!
C’mon, it was to be expected. Still, it’s great news.
Yeah I really dont think it has much to do with how dumb or smart anyone is :x
HBP was one of the biggest earning movies in its opening week. It cant stay on top forever (alas … lol) It’s coming out in IMAX soon so that will most likely put HBP back toward the top again. Looking at all the records that this movie has broken, I’d say HP fans are pretty smart wherever we’re at.
Not surprising that GForce took over. I snorted aloud when the movie ended and based on the novel by JK Rowling scrolled up… Is no one else bothered by the ridiculous opening scene, the destruction of the Burrow, and Harry and Ginny’s trip to the Room of Requirement simply so they could give Ron a suggestive line???
It was terrible!!!
This film will continue to rake in the $$$ for weeks to come…
OMG!!! So great!!!
no disrespect, and no bias, but g-force was a letdown. sure it had its funny moments, but… nothing spectacular, really. i’m sort of confused too, but still it was an enjoyable movie. i just thought hbp was better haha
Half-Blood Prince is such an amazing movie, the best out of all of them so far, the whole cast gave their best performances yet, especially Dan, Emma and Rupert, and it plan to see it again and again!
Only in the U.S.