Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has propelled the Harry Potter film franchise to cross the $7 billion mark worldwide, Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, announced today. The chartbusting final act of Harry Potter has earned 640.2 million worldwide in its initial week, encompassing $214.9 million domestically and $425.3 million at the international box office, said a Warner Bros. press release.
In the finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizard world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort, ending it all.
The success of the movie has boosted Warner Bros. Pictures' combined 2011 domestic box office past $1 billion for an eleventh consecutive year.
The collective Harry Potter films are the highest-grossing franchise of all time, a global record it has held since the success of the sixth film, 2009's, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the first Harry Potter film to be released in both 3D and 2D.
Robinov thanked millions of Harry Potter fans who have remained loyal to the movies for more than a decade, actors and other talents, and author of the Harry Potter series JK Rowling.