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"Deathly Hallows" highest global earner of Harry Potter series
March 10, 2011 / 8:04 AM / in 7 years

"Deathly Hallows" highest global earner of Harry Potter series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - The latest film in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1”, has become the highest grossing instalment of the Harry Potter franchise globally as of Wednesday.

Cast member Daniel Radcliffe poses at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" in New York November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

The seventh movie about the exploits of the British boy wizard has earned $657.24 million and counting, surging past the previous record-holder -- 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, which grossed $657 million, distributor Warner Bros said.

The film, based on the final instalment of the series of best-selling books by author J.K. Rowling, performed strongly from the start last November, landing at No. 6 on the list of all-time best U.S. weekend debuts.

The six previous “Potter” films collected $5.4 billion globally for Warner Bros. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2”, the final instalment, is set to hit theatres on July 15.

Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Nick Macfie

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