'Potter' finale conjures up $1 billion worldwide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar
club.
      Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that "Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows: Part 2" crossed the $1 billion mark at the
worldwide box office.

Special Photo: Warner Bros.
Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe star in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar
club.
Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that "Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows: Part 2" crossed the $1 billion mark at the
worldwide box office.
The last of the eight films about the young wizard became the
first in the franchise to reach that level. The previous best
global haul was $974.8 million for the original film, 2001's
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
With $21.9 million domestically this weekend, "Deathly Hallows:
Part 2" climbed to a domestic total of $318.5 million. That tops
the franchise's previous best of $317.6 million for "Sorcerer's
Stone."
But factoring in today's higher admission prices, "Deathly
Hallows: Part 2" has not caught up to "Sorcerer's Stone" in
terms of actual tickets sold.


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