Wednesday, August 3, 2011
'Harry Potter' Blasts Through $1 Billion
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' hit $1 billion on its 19th day in theatres, which tied 'Avatar's' record for fastest to reach that level. With a $1.008 billion total, Potter ranked eighth on all-time worldwide chart, ahead of 'The Dark Knight' but behind 'Alice in Wonderland.' 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' rocketed from the #19 spot to the $8 spot on the worldwide chart.
This day also marks the first time in history that the Top 10 grossing movies worldwide have all passed $1 billion in sales. Just yesterday, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' was #10 with $974.8 million.
Here is the official Top 10 worldwide grossing movies:
10 - The Dark Knight - $1,001.9 billion
09 - Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $1,003.1 billion
08 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - $1,015.5 billion
07 - Alice in Wonderland - $1,024.3 billion
06 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $1,033.0 billion
05 - Toy Story 3 - $1,063.2 billion
04 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - $1,066.2 billion
03 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - $1,119.1 billion
02 - Titanic - $1,843.2 billion
01 - Avatar - $2,782.3 billion