Mumbai: Warner Bros. Pictures’ "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2" has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the first in the series—and the ninth film in history—to reach that benchmark. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan-Rubinek.
The finale of the blockbuster motion picture franchise crossed the billion dollar mark on 31 July, only its 17th day in release in North America, as well as international markets. The film has now earned an estimated $318.46 million domestically and an estimated $690 million on the international side for a worldwide total to date of approximately $1.008 billion, making it the top-grossing film in Warner Bros. Pictures’ history at the global box office.
Fellman stated, "What’s truly astounding is that these kinds of numbers are being achieved so early in the film’s release. The movie’s excellent reviews, outstanding word-of-mouth and repeat business will ensure that Harry Potter will be charming moviegoers for months to come."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is the first Harry Potter film to be released in 3D and 2D. With its nationwide theatrical distribution, the film is being released in select IMAX® theatres. The film is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It has been rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.