Harry Ties 5-Day Record Pace, Becomes Highest Grossing Franchise
On Tuesday, Harry Potter crossed the $200 million landmark in the domestic box office in 5 days, tying ‘The Dark Knight’s’ pace. As many expected, HP7 Pt. 2 fell behind TDK’s pace on day 5. ‘The Dark Knight’ cleared $203.8 million in that span of time and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ made $202.6 million. The only other movie that has made it to $200 million in 5 days is ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.’
Yesterday, Harry might have conquered his most substantial foe in the record books to date. The total worldwide gross of the eight Harry Potter movies moved past the total gross of the six Star Wars movies, making it the highest grossing franchise on a worldwide scale. The Star Wars saga earned a total of $2.218 billion and the Potter saga has now collected $2.223 billion.
If this stat nauseates you like it does me, please find comfort in the fact that the six Star Wars movies more than doubles the eight Harry Potter films in total tickets sold. The force is still stronger than any wand that can be made by Ollivander in Diagon Alley.
(Via Box Office Mojo)
Posted on July 21, 2011, in News and tagged Batman, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Star Wars, The Dark Knight, Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.