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Harry Potter franchise crosses 4.47 billion

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 16:16 [IST]

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Washington (ANI): The first five Harry Potter flicks have conjured a whopping 4.47 billion dollars worldwide, beating the likes of smash hit film series 'James Bond' and 'Star Wars' movies. The Bond series that debuted in 1962 has till now made 4.44 billion dollars worldwide from 22 flicks. The Star Wars has pulled down 4.23 billion dollars from six flicks since its first release in 1977. However, domestically the Potter series (1.41 dollars) is still behind Star Wars (2.18 billion dollars).

Warner prexy and chief operating officer Alan Horn said that there is no common basis of comparison in between the three franchises. "It's just a fun number. It is not any way to diminish the box office totals of 'Star Wars' and the Bond movies. The fifth instalment has grossed more than 900 million dollars thus far, with just under 300 million dollars coming from domestic B.O. The studio projects it will generate an additional 20 million dollars to 25 million dollars overseas," Variety quoted Horn, as saying.

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