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Half-Blood Prince Tops UK Box Office, Tops $405 Million Internationally

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Posted by: Edward
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 release.
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.

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70 Comments

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10839 Points

wooooooooo! harry potter!! i <3 the half blood prince :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on July 29, 2009, 05:40 PM report to moderator
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288 Points

From a never to be ashamed to be an American, I’ve seen it three times and now am champing at the bit to buy the blu-ray DVD. G-Force will be forgotten in the blink of an eye. Harry will live in our hearts FOREVER!

Posted by Fereverto on July 29, 2009, 05:57 PM report to moderator
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6552 Points

That is wonderful, but not really a surprise. We all knew it would do well.

Posted by Figment on July 29, 2009, 06:03 PM report to moderator
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2105 Points

Guinea pigs are cute, but Harry rocks! I know it’s going to set more records- I can’t wait to see it again.

Posted by Agrippa1 on July 29, 2009, 09:13 PM report to moderator
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150 Points

Haha yesss! I am .1% out of 405 Millon. I helped them out at the box offices!

Posted by AndreaB09 on July 29, 2009, 10:26 PM report to moderator
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157 Points

It is doing really well, just hope 7 part I and II, do even better.

Posted by Hermione J. Granger on July 30, 2009, 10:08 AM report to moderator
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41 Points

Doesnt shock me. i’ve already seen it in theatres 3 times.

Posted by dakota1084 on July 31, 2009, 03:15 AM report to moderator
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4024 Points

YAY!!! That’s great. Hopefully I’m going to see it myself in the next few days. (Again, obviously!)

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24135 Points

yay, Go HBP! :P)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 31, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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yay, Go HBP! :P)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 31, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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