The final ‘Harry Potter’ film sets sights on $1 billion mark

Wizard finale makes a whopping $900 million in record time

The final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two, looks set to pass the $1 billion mark in ticket sales as early as next week.

The film has already broken another record by hitting $900 million (£552 million) in only 15 days, eclipsing previous record holder Avatar by a full 72 hours.

Despite a worrying drop-off of almost 58% in terms of week-on-week sales, the endpoint in JK Rowling‘s hugely lucrative franchise looks set to become the ninth member of the $1 billion club.

Potter will join the likes of The Dark Knight, Alice In Wonderland, Toy Story 3, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King, Titanic and the Number One holder, with $2.78 billion (£1.72 billion), James Cameron‘s Avatar.

Earlier this month Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides become the eighth film to earn the prestigious amount.

The records the latest Harry Potter film has smashed now include biggest opening day, biggest opening weekend and fastest to $100m. More stats on the final Potter film can be found at Box Office Mojo.

The films as a whole have made more than $20 billion for Warner Bros through tickets sales, DVD sales and merchandise.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part Two was released on July 16.
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