LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar club.
Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.READ MORE: Report: Orange County Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Up 1,200%
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 for the original film, 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”READ MORE: OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
With $21.9 million domestically this weekend, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” climbed to a domestic total of $318.5 million. That tops the franchise’s previous best of $317.6 million 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.MORE NEWS: Santa Ana Winds Expected To Diminish By Thursday Evening
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