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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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176 Points

What was Disney thinking when they made G-force?! I’ll admit it looks like it has its funny/cute moments, but its still seems really…weird. Anyway, I’m going for round 2! I’m watching the HP6 movie again, except in Imax this friday! :D

Posted by flyingporkeypine on July 28, 2009, 08:38 PM report to moderator
312 Points

That’s so great to hear. Hopefully it does grate cause anything Harry is always good.

Posted by got2lovme on July 28, 2009, 08:46 PM report to moderator
1457 Points

i think the G-force thing was a fluke…many parents taking their kids to a show they could actually see when HP was too Pg-13…it won’t last!

Posted by Flora Lovegood {<3WBM<3} on July 28, 2009, 09:21 PM report to moderator
3554 Points


Posted by Mera004 on July 28, 2009, 09:43 PM report to moderator
3554 Points

XD I just read flyingporkeypine’s comment, and thought, “Hey! I’m seeing it in IMAX this Friday, too!” And then I realized who it was and laughed because of course she is. We’re seeing it together! :P

Posted by Mera004 on July 28, 2009, 09:44 PM report to moderator
176 Points

lol! Silly mera!

Posted by flyingporkeypine on July 28, 2009, 09:57 PM report to moderator
49 Points

Go baby, go!

Posted by drod on July 28, 2009, 11:09 PM report to moderator
12917 Points

Well I guess a congrats is in order to all that worked on the film.
I thought it was the best so far.

Posted by GryffindorMelissa on July 28, 2009, 11:11 PM report to moderator
143 Points

So Cool.

Posted by angelvoice on July 28, 2009, 11:24 PM report to moderator
1275 Points

Normally I would type up a comment expressing my feelings, but lets be honest, who all here is surprised HBP did so good? I’m definitely not, that was one hell of a movie.

Posted by Jesse~{ROAR}~ on July 29, 2009, 12:06 AM report to moderator
2707 Points

This is great.

Posted by jediofthelost on July 29, 2009, 01:41 AM report to moderator
829 Points

Well folks i simply don’t understand why people say hbp has betrayed bookish fans since lot of stuff been mixed up
But folks don’t u think if they had to do it since the book was humongous abt 600 odd pages to stuff it into 2 1/2 hr movie is job well done.
If they had added the dark stuff then they would have had to remove all the romance and humor from the movie

Posted by blackhair on July 29, 2009, 01:57 AM report to moderator
829 Points

the movie is fantastic im not surprised by the success it has achieved

Posted by blackhair on July 29, 2009, 01:58 AM report to moderator
2976 Points

I’m glad to hear it’s doing so well! :D

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 29, 2009, 02:39 AM report to moderator
33 Points

Sometimes I am ashamed to be American, and although there are more important reasons, the fact that a stupid movie about guinea pigs can knock Harry Potter out of the top spot when Harry Potter hasn’t even been out for two weeks….what is wrong with people? Has this happened to Harry Potter before? I thought the previous HP films stayed in the number one spot for weeks on end…hopefully IMAX will fix it. And I am glad the people in the UK are being smarter about seeing Harry Potter in the theaters.

Posted by nomesters on July 29, 2009, 03:01 AM report to moderator
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