Harry Potter Hits $1B

The boy wizard and the cash register on fire...
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2011 4:36 PM CDT
Alan Rickman portrays Professor Severus Snape in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
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(Newser) – It took Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 all of 17 days to zoom to the $1 billion mark, becoming the first in the franchise to achieve a feat only eight other films have ever managed. But hot on Deathly Hallows Part 2's tail is Transformers: Dark of the Moon, notes the Hollywood Reporter, which currently stands at $983 million and is poised to join in the $1 billion fun any day now. The others on the list:

  1. Avatar ($2.8 billion)
  2. Titanic ( $ 1.8 billion)

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.11 billion)
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion)
  3. Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1.03 billion)
  5. Alice in Wonderland ($1.02 billion)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.01 billion)
  7. The Dark Knight ($1.00 billion)

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