Potter Mania: final film takes over $1bln

2011-08-02 00:00

CONTINUING its record-breaking run, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, the final part of the long-running wizard series has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the first in the series — and just the ninth film in cinema history — to reach that benchmark.

Adding to the records already achieved, the film tied the record for the fastest climb to $1 billion (R6,74 billion).

The finale of the blockbuster motion picture franchise crossed the billion dollar mark on July 31; and has now earned an estimated $318,46 million in the U.S. and an estimated $690 million on the international side. — Arts Editor.

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