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Latest Harry Potter film is third highest grosser

MUMBAI: After collecting $ 1.14 billion globally including a domestic haul of $343. 1 million, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has surpassed The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King to become the third-highest-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office.


In terms of global records, Return of the King, released in 2003, grossed $1.12 worldwide ($377 million at the domestic box office and $791.1 million overseas).


The film is days away from overtaking Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($798.1 million) to become the No. 1 international title of the year. It should register itself at the No. 3 spot as there is little chance that it will rise any further and overtake Avatar ($2.8 billion) or Titanic ($1.8 billion), the No. 1 and No. 2 films, respectively.
 
But that doesn’t mean that Deathly Hallows has run its course, particularly overseas, where it grossed $63.1 million over the 5 to 7 August period to top the box office for a fourth consecutive weekend. The total includes a $26.5 million opening in China.

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