Bros franchise past the James Bond series and into the record books.
The combined worldwide box office of the five Harry Potter films to
date currently exceeds $4.47bn, overtaking the box office totals of
all 22 James Bond films and the six Star Wars films.
Each of the first five Harry Potter films is among the top 20
worldwide releases in history.
'It would be an understatement to say we are proud of the success of
the Harry Potter films,' Warner Bros president and chief operating
officer Alan Horn said. 'We also want to congratulate all of the
extraordinary actors, film-makers and artists who have shared this
remarkable cinematic journey with us.'
'It is a thrill to see the Harry Potter franchise reach this
unparalleled mark, and, with two movies yet to come, it is amazing to
think what heights the franchise could reach by the end of the
decade,' domestic distribution president Dan Fellman said.
Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, president of distribution at Warner Bros
Pictures International, said the appeal of the Harry Potter stories
'knows no borders', adding: 'Each of the five films has captured the
hearts and sparked the imagination of audiences everywhere.'
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince will open on Nov 21, 2008. The
seventh and final film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, is
scheduled to open in 2010.