'Hallows' completes first week with $640.2 mil
The eight Harry Potter films have topped $7 billion in combined worldwide grosses.Warner Bros. made the announcement Thursday with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ completing its first week. Studio prexy Jeff Robinov said, “‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2′ has earned an astounding $640.2 million worldwide in its initial week, encompassing $214.9 million domestically and $425.3 million at the international box office.” In addition, the success of the movie has propelled Warner Bros. Pictures’ combined 2011 domestic box office past $1 billion for an eleventh consecutive year, which is an industry record. The first film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” has the highest worldwide gross at $974,755,371. The other totals — “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” at $878,979,634; “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” at $796,688,549; “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” at $896,911,078; “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at $939,885,929; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” at $934,416,487; and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1″ at $955,417,476.