Wednesday 17 January 2018

Movie magic as Potter takes in €240m

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in a scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1'
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in a scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1'

Boy wizard Harry Potter made movie magic at weekend box offices as the newest chapter, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1', cast a spell in more than 50 countries and collected €240m in global ticket sales.

Six previous Potter films collected €3.9bn globally for the Warner Bros studio.

The latest adventure of the teenage sorcerer and his friends at Hogwarts school went on release last Friday.

The movie played in 56 countries -- taking €91.3m in the US and Canada, €20.4m in the UK and €10.8m in Australia.

Hype surrounding the opening weekend in Ireland is certain to catapult the film to the number one slot at the Irish box office when last weekend's takings are totted up this week.

Irish Independent

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