‘Harry Potter’ Film Series Passes $7 Billion Milestone

With “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” still in the first week of its record-breaking run, the “Harry Potter” film franchise has now crossed the $7 billion mark worldwide … and counting. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has earned $640 million worldwide in its initial week, encompassing $215 million domestically and $425 million at the international box office.

In addition, the success of the movie has propelled Warner Bros. Pictures’ combined 2011 domestic box office past $1 billion for an eleventh consecutive year, which is an industry record.

Robinov stated, “It is an extraordinary privilege for everyone at Warner Bros. to share in this piece of cinema history. We are extremely grateful to the Harry Potter fans, who have remained loyal to the movies for more than a decade. We also want to congratulate the amazing roster of actors and filmmakers, whose artistry and talent is evident in every frame of every film. But special thanks must go to the woman whose incomparable imagination literally changed the world, Jo Rowling.”

The collective Harry Potter films are the highest-grossing franchise of all time, a global record it has held since the success of the sixth film, 2009’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Individually, the worldwide grosses for the previous films stand as: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at $974,755,371; “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” at $878,979,634; “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” at $796,688,549; “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” at $896,911,078; “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at $939,885,929; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” at $934,416,487; and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” at $955,417,476.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

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