31 Jul '11, 10pm

Harry Potter finale earns more than US$1 billion worldwide, becoming only the 9th film in history to do so

Harry Potter finale earns more than US$1 billion worldwide, becoming only the 9th film in history to do so

Distributor Warner Bros said on Sunday that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 crossed the US$1 billion (S$1.2 billion) mark at the worldwide box office. -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS LOS ANGELES - HARRY Potter has joined the billion-dollar club. Distributor Warner Bros said on Sunday that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 crossed the US$1 billion (S$1.2 billion) mark at the worldwide box office. It's soon expected to pass Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is this year's top grossing movie at US$1.03 billion. The last of the eight films about the young wizard is the first in the franchise to reach the billion dollar mark. The previous best global haul was US$974.8 million for the original film, 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. With US$21.9 million domestically this weekend, Deathly Hallows: Part 2 climbed to a domestic total of US...

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