Belfast Telegraph

Potter makes a billion dollars

Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar club.

Distributor Warner Bros said that Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 crossed the one billion dollar (£608m) mark at the worldwide box office.

The last of the eight films about the young wizard became the first in the franchise to reach that level. The previous best global haul was 974.8 million dollars (£593m) for the original film, 2001's Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

With 21.9 million dollars (£13.3m) domestically this weekend, Deathly Hallows: Part 2 climbed to a domestic total of 318.5 million dollars (£193m). That tops the franchise's previous best of 317.6 million dollars for Sorcerer's Stone.

But factoring in today's higher admission prices, Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has not caught up to Sorcerer's Stone in terms of actual tickets sold.

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