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Half-Blood Prince helps WB pass $1 billion mark
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Tuesday, 28 July 2009 11:53
After its second weekend, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has accumulated $405.3 million internationally, and Warner Bros. has officially taken more than $1 billion this year in box office sales.

This is the ninth year in a row that WB has done so!

“With the fantastic slate of films so far, and the hard work of our international teams and partners, 2009 is turning into a spectacular year for us,” said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures International.

This past weekend the film made the highest opening for Poland ever, taking $2 million. A new studio record was set in Argentina too, where it took $1.5 million. Half-Blood Prince is the top film of the year in the UK, in terms of sales. The film has taken $627.1 million worldwide, with $221.8 million accumulated domestically.

Josh Berger, managing director of Warner Bros, said the film's success had been "nothing short of astonishing".

He added that the Harry Potter series is a "uniquely British franchise".

Warners expects the film to gross more than 0 million internationally, the biggest cume of all time for any title in the franchise.

The movie cost 0 million to produce and about 5 million to market and distribute. Since studios keep about half of their films' ticket sales, Warner Bros. is likely to break even on the theatrical run of "Half-Blood Prince" and profit handsomely on the DVD and in other markets.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 12:01