Harry Potter breaks billion dollar barrier; Transformers close behind

Well, that didn’t take long. Just two weeks after making its debut, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has cracked the magical billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office, becoming only the ninth film in history to do so.

After opening with a record-breaking worldwide tally of $475.6 million, HPATDHP2 has since grossed $1,008,460,000, making it the biggest hit of the series (although the first picture, which grossed $900 million plus without the 3D surcharge, would be well ahead if adjusted for inflation).

Harry now sits behind Avatar, Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Toy Story 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Alice in Wonderland on the all-time highest grossers list. The Dark Knight, another member of the billion dollar club, is placed just behind Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Over the coming days, we’ll see another film sign-up for that club, namely¬†Transformers: Dark of the Moon. After more than a month in cinemas, the flick has collected $982 million. It will become the 10th highest grossing film of all time.

Discuss: Worthy accomplishments for HP7P2 and T3?

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