19.7.09

'Harry Potter' conjures up $79.5 million (Variety)


Five-day domestic take totals $159.7 million

Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” grossed an estimated $79.5 million from 4,325 theaters over the weekend for a five-day domestic opening of $159.7 million, the best start ever for the still-magical franchise.

Film also was an international powerhouse. Foreign grosses will be released later this morning.

Elsewhere at the domestic B.O., Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno” fell a steep 73% in its second weekend. The Universal pic grossed an estimated $8.4 million from 2,759 theaters for a 10-day cume of $49.6 million, making it unlikely that the mockumentary will come anywhere near what Cohen’s “Borat” cumed domestically ($128.5 million).

“Bruno” placed No. 4 for the weekend, after “Half-Blood Prince,” 20th Century Fox’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” ($17.7 million) and Paramount’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” ($13.8 million).

On the specialty side, Fox Searchlight’s offbeat rom com “500 Days of Summer” posted a boffo per location average of $31,000 as it opened in 27 theaters, grossing an estimated $837,500.


2 comentarios:

ddadmin dijo...

Had I not been a reader of the books, I might have enjoyed the movie more. This book happened to be my favorite of all the series and I anticipated the movie to live up to the book, and was disappointed. In addition, I was disappointed in the fact that they didn't spend enough time on why the movie is called THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE. They didn't show how obsessed Harry became with the book, nor did they show how Snape became suspicious of him having the book, or the true identity behind the book. Snape may have been the Half-Blood Prince but the movie didn't reveal why or how, or the fact that the book belonged to his mother 50 years prior, and the fact that Snape is "half-blood" and no one expected that. The movie just very flatly announced at the end that Snape was the Half-Blood Prince, period - the end. My favorite still remains HP3: Prisoner of Azkaban.
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moremony services dijo...

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