Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $301,959,197Details
International Box Office $632,457,290
Worldwide Box Office $934,416,487
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $143,129,161 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $43,066,051 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $186,195,212
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$250,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 15th, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
July 15th, 2009 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: December 8th, 2009 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality
Franchise: Harry Potter
Keywords: 3-D, Boarding School, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Heyday Films

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 4th, 2012

This week is again loaded with TV on DVD releases, including several in the top best sellers according to Amazon.com. The best TV on DVD release in terms of comedy is 2 Broke Girls: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray, while Person of Interest: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray is the best TV on DVD release as far as the dramas are concerned. Both are contenders for Pick of the Week, but neither quite gets there. The Five-Year Engagement on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes a little close, but in the end I went with Headhunters on DVD or Blu-ray. Just keep an eye on the price of the Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Finding the Source of the Problem

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Analysis: Harry Potter and the Big Pile of Money

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 14th, 2011

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Awards Season: Avatar Not Hurting for Oscar Nominations

Oscar nominations were announced at 5:38 this morning, continuing a tradition that have never been adequately explained to me. (Why so early in the morning? Does earning an Oscar nomination become sweeter if people have to wake you up to congratulate you?) Leading the way in nominations were Avatar and The Hurt Locker, both of which pick up nine nods each, many of them in the same categories. More...

DVD Sales: 2010 Starts with a Hangover

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DVD Sales: Holiday Wrap-Up

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 8th, 2009

According to Amazon, there are about 300 DVDs and Blu-ray being released or re-released this week and about half of them are Harry Potter releases. Well, maybe not, but it almost feels that way. The only one of these that is really worth picking up is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Blu-ray; in fact, it is the DVD Pick of the Week. Also sharing that honor is The Cove on DVD, Julie & Julia on DVD or Blu-ray, and Lost - Season Five on Blu-ray. My bank account is going to take a big hit this week. More...

New Moon Sets New Record for Midnight Screenings

Everyone in the industry was expecting the opening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon to be big, but few would have predicted that it would top the performances of The Dark Knight and Harry Potter to record the biggest midnight opening in movie history. But that's exactly what it did, as it earned a massive $26.27 million in 3,514 theaters to beat the previous record of $22.2 million, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. More...

Scary Amounts of Competition

There should be six new films in the top ten this weekend, or rather three new films, two re-releases, and one film expanding into the top ten. However, while there is a lot of activity, only one of these films is opening in more than 3,000 theaters while the others are opening in less than 2,000. Because of this, there's not much doubt about which film will top the chart, but there is a question of by how much. There is also a question of when the overall box office will be able to keep up with last year. More...

International Details - Dusk for Ice Age

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs fell out of the top five this past weekend earning $7.08 million on 3521 screens in 35 markets for a total of $670.44 million internationally and $865.11 million worldwide. It is now the third highest grossing film internationally of all time, while it is 18th place worldwide. That's quite a gap. The film remained in first place in Italy earning $3.14 million on 690 screens over the weekend for a total of $33.63 million after three. So far the film has earned more than 77% of its worldwide box office internationally, which is a very high percentage, and it will keep creeping higher as its international run comes to a close. More...

International Details - An Interesting Proposal

The Proposal had massive gains this past weekend and just failed to reach the top five with $5.83 million on 2160 screens in 42 markets for a total of $124.60 million internationally and $285.57 million worldwide. It is now the biggest worldwide hit for Sandra Bullock, and it still has a chance to overtake Speed internationally. This week it debuted in third place in Italy with $1.43 million on 354 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.86 million during its opening, which is much weaker than its performance here. It has yet to open in France, which is key in its quest to overtake Speed, but even if it bombs there and in Japan, it will still hit $300 million worldwide. More...

International Top Five - Basterds Bring Glory to Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds remained in first place with $19.89 million on 2854 screens in 31 markets for a total of $59.63 million internationally and $132.66 million worldwide. The film had no major openings this week and its holds were all over the map. On the one hand, it was down just 22% in Germany adding $3.28 million on 461 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.54 million after two. On the other hand, the film was down 65% in the U.K. to just $1.83 million on 443 screens over the weekend, but it has earned a nearly identical $9.52 million after two. Other markets where the film took top spot include France, where the film added $5.4 million over the weekend for a total of $13.5 million after two, while in Australia it added $1.79 million on 266 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.49 million. The next major market opening for the film is Spain in a couple weeks, while it has major market openings till the end of November. Even if the film didn't have any major market openings, it would still reach $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide, which would make it the biggest hit of Quentin Tarantino's career. More...

International Top Five - Glourious Debut for Basterds

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International Top of the Chart - Joe Slows But Still Tops Chart

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International Details - Potter Hits Half a Billion

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Nine Aiming at Number One

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G.I. Joe Fires Up the Box Office

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Go Joe!

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International Top of the Chart - Potter Nears Half a Billion

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Worth the Wait to See Potter on IMAX

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Funny People, Depressed Box Office

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Weekend Estimates: Funny People Wins Weekend

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International Top of the Chart - Harry Holds On

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Force to be Reckoned With

As expected, the weekend box office was soft compared to last week, as well as the same weekend last year. That said, it was not as bad as it could have been and all three new releases topped expectations. Overall, total ticket sales were $151 million over the weekend, down 5.8% from last weekend and 16% from last year. Year-to-day, 2009 still has a substantial lead over 2008 at $6.22 billion to $5.76 billion and even the lack of a The Dark Knight type hit won't be enough to close that gap. It would take an extended slump at the box office before 2009 relinquished its lead. More...

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International Top of the Chart - Half-Blood Prince is the New King

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Hot-Blooded Weekend

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Summer\'s Hot on the Per Theater Chart

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Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of July 17th, 2009

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Weekend Estimates: Half-Blood Prince Posts $79.5 Million Opening Weekend

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Potter Update: Half-Blood Prince Earns Estimated $21.925 Million on Day Two

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Potter Update: Warner Bros. Report $58.38 Million Estimated Opening Day

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(Updated) Potter Update: Warner Bros. Reports $58,175,412 Opening Day

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Potter Alert: Half-Blood Prince Pulls in Estimated $20 Million at Midnight Screenings

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Potter Update: Midnight Screenings Estimate Raised to $22.5 Million

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Trailers for Movies Opening July 17, 2009


Going for Blood

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Potter Alert: Half-Blood Prince will Debut in 4,275 Theaters on Wednesday

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Contest - No Half-Measure

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Transformers Reaches IMAX Milestone in Record Time

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2009 Preview: July

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Transformers Changes the IMAX Record Book

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Star Trek\'s Sophomore Stint Breaks more IMAX Records

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Star Trek Rewrites Record Book on IMAX

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IMAX Opening of Monstrous Proportions

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Eyes Wide on IMAX

Watchmen may have missed analysts' expectations overall, but it was stellar on IMAX. In fact, it earned nearly 10% of its domestic haul on just 124 screens nationwide. Domestically, it pulled in $5.4 million on 124 screens for an average of $43,863, while internationally it managed $727,000 on 29. Worldwide IMAX has added $6.2 million to the film's run so far, making it one of the biggest hits in the format's history. More...

Earth Bigger on IMAX

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IMAX is Not Standing Still

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Escape Great on IMAX

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/15 1 $58,175,412   4,275 $13,608   $58,175,412 1
2009/07/16 1 $22,011,215 -62% 4,275 $5,149   $80,186,627 2
2009/07/17 1 $26,820,572 +22% 4,325 $6,201   $107,007,199 3
2009/07/18 1 $29,234,224 +9% 4,325 $6,759   $136,241,423 4
2009/07/19 1 $21,780,931 -25% 4,325 $5,036   $158,022,354 5
2009/07/20 1 $9,924,409 -54% 4,325 $2,295   $167,946,763 6
2009/07/21 1 $9,511,151 -4% 4,325 $2,199   $177,457,914 7
2009/07/22 1 $7,518,238 -21% 4,325 $1,738   $184,976,152 8
2009/07/23 1 $6,857,479 -9% 4,325 $1,586   $191,833,631 9
2009/07/24 3 $9,334,221 +36% 4,325 $2,158   $201,167,852 10
2009/07/25 2 $11,192,996 +20% 4,325 $2,588   $212,360,848 11
2009/07/26 1 $8,934,970 -20% 4,325 $2,066   $221,295,818 12
2009/07/27 2 $4,023,172 -55% 4,325 $930   $225,318,990 13
2009/07/28 2 $4,019,368 n/c 4,325 $929   $229,338,358 14
2009/07/29 2 $4,582,395 +14% 4,455 $1,029   $233,920,753 15
2009/07/30 2 $3,842,107 -16% 4,455 $862   $237,762,860 16
2009/07/31 3 $5,375,629 +40% 4,393 $1,224   $243,138,489 17
2009/08/01 2 $6,755,356 +26% 4,393 $1,538   $249,893,845 18
2009/08/02 2 $5,778,400 -14% 4,393 $1,315   $255,672,245 19
2009/08/03 2 $2,518,379 -56% 4,393 $573   $258,190,624 20
2009/08/04 3 $2,420,240 -4% 4,393 $551   $260,610,864 21
2009/08/05 2 $2,192,352 -9% 4,393 $499   $262,803,216 22
2009/08/06 2 $2,117,068 -3% 4,393 $482   $264,920,284 23
2009/08/07 5 $2,581,839 +22% 3,455 $747   $267,502,123 24
2009/08/08 4 $3,475,562 +35% 3,455 $1,006   $270,977,685 25
2009/08/09 4 $2,870,948 -17% 3,455 $831   $273,848,633 26
2009/08/10 4 $1,291,373 -55% 3,455 $374   $275,140,006 27
2009/08/11 4 $1,316,315 +2% 3,455 $381   $276,456,321 28
2009/08/12 4 $1,153,422 -12% 3,455 $334   $277,609,743 29
2009/08/13 4 $1,128,210 -2% 3,455 $327   $278,737,953 30
2009/08/14 8 $1,455,046 +29% 2,771 $525   $280,192,999 31
2009/08/15 6 $2,045,072 +41% 2,771 $738   $282,238,071 32
2009/08/16 7 $1,640,954 -20% 2,771 $592   $283,879,025 33
2009/08/17 7 $737,247 -55% 2,771 $266   $284,616,272 34
2009/08/18 7 $759,364 +3% 2,771 $274   $285,375,636 35
2009/08/19 6 $696,426 -8% 2,771 $251   $286,072,062 36
2009/08/20 6 $688,313 -1% 2,771 $248   $286,760,375 37
2009/08/21 9 $971,679 +41% 1,936 $502   $287,732,054 38
2009/08/22 8 $1,435,899 +48% 1,936 $742   $289,167,953 39
2009/08/23 8 $1,070,571 -25% 1,936 $553   $290,238,524 40
2009/08/24 8 $406,226 -62% 1,936 $210   $290,644,750 41
2009/08/25 8 $406,395 n/c 1,936 $210   $291,051,145 42
2009/08/26 8 $388,204 -4% 1,936 $201   $291,439,349 43
2009/08/27 8 $352,303 -9% 1,936 $182   $291,791,652 44
2009/08/28 11 $639,772 +82% 1,508 $424   $292,431,424 45
2009/08/29 11 $1,122,277 +75% 1,508 $744   $293,553,701 46
2009/08/30 11 $704,374 -37% 1,508 $467   $294,258,075 47
2009/08/31 11 $228,130 -68% 1,508 $151   $294,486,205 48
2009/09/01 12 $221,140 -3% 1,508 $147   $294,707,345 49
2009/09/02 11 $197,003 -11% 1,508 $131   $294,904,348 50
2009/09/03 11 $207,770 +5% 1,508 $138   $295,112,118 51
2009/09/04 14 $402,844 +94% 1,091 $369   $295,514,962 52
2009/09/05 13 $682,469 +69% 1,091 $626   $296,197,431 53
2009/09/06 13 $742,827 +9% 1,091 $681   $296,940,258 54
2009/09/07 13 $674,108 -9% 1,091 $618   $297,614,366 55
2009/09/08 13 $128,230 -81% 1,091 $118   $297,742,596 56
2009/09/09 14 $97,144 -24% 1,091 $89   $297,839,740 57
2009/09/10 14 $96,478 -1% 1,091 $88   $297,936,218 58
2009/09/11 - $219,124 +127% 744 $295   $298,155,342 59
2009/09/12 - $433,453 +98% 744 $583   $298,588,795 60
2009/09/13 - $255,905 -41% 744 $344   $298,844,700 61
2009/09/14 - $71,452 -72% 744 $96   $298,916,152 62
2009/09/15 - $73,222 +2% 744 $98   $298,989,374 63
2009/09/16 - $77,408 +6% 744 $104   $299,066,782 64
2009/09/17 - $82,526 +7% 744 $111   $299,149,308 65
2009/09/18 - $102,477 +24% 415 $247   $299,251,785 66
2009/09/19 - $204,954 +100% 415 $494   $299,456,739 67
2009/09/20 - $119,556 -42% 415 $288   $299,576,295 68
2009/09/21 - $33,476 -72% 415 $81   $299,609,771 69
2009/09/22 - $31,802 -5% 415 $77   $299,641,573 70
2009/09/23 - $27,350 -14% 415 $66   $299,668,923 71
2009/09/24 - $27,076 -1% 415 $65   $299,695,999 72
2009/09/25 - $69,662 +157% 301 $231   $299,765,661 73
2009/09/26 - $121,458 +74% 301 $404   $299,887,119 74
2009/09/27 - $80,710 -34% 301 $268   $299,967,829 75
2009/09/28 - $23,437 -71% 301 $78   $299,991,266 76
2009/09/29 - $20,458 -13% 301 $68   $300,011,724 77
2009/09/30 - $21,276 +4% 301 $71   $300,033,000 78
2009/10/01 - $23,680 +11% 301 $79   $300,056,680 79
2009/10/02 - $44,593 +88% 190 $235   $300,101,273 80
2009/10/03 - $80,313 +80% 190 $423   $300,181,586 81
2009/10/04 - $50,472 -37% 190 $266   $300,232,058 82
2009/10/05 - $15,387 -70% 190 $81   $300,247,445 83
2009/10/06 - $13,848 -10% 190 $73   $300,261,293 84
2009/10/07 - $13,526 -2% 190 $71   $300,274,819 85
2009/10/08 - $15,961 +18% 190 $84   $300,290,780 86
2009/10/09 - $107,182 +572% 505 $212   $300,397,962 87
2009/10/10 - $176,520 +65% 505 $350   $300,574,482 88
2009/10/11 - $124,735 -29% 505 $247   $300,699,217 89
2009/10/12 - $61,869 -50% 505 $123   $300,761,086 90
2009/10/13 - $39,335 -36% 505 $78   $300,800,421 91
2009/10/14 - $38,785 -1% 505 $77   $300,839,206 92
2009/10/15 - $40,835 +5% 505 $81   $300,880,041 93
2009/10/16 - $79,275 +94% 356 $223   $300,959,316 94
2009/10/17 - $122,906 +55% 356 $345   $301,082,222 95
2009/10/18 - $71,160 -42% 356 $200   $301,153,382 96
2009/10/19 - $21,348 -70% 356 $60   $301,174,730 97
2009/10/20 - $21,588 +1% 356 $61   $301,196,318 98
2009/10/21 - $19,897 -8% 356 $56   $301,216,215 99
2009/10/22 - $22,085 +11% 356 $62   $301,238,300 100
2009/10/23 - $52,884 +139% 285 $186   $301,291,184 101
2009/10/24 - $79,083 +50% 285 $277   $301,370,267 102
2009/10/25 - $49,835 -37% 285 $175   $301,420,102 103
2009/10/26 - $12,958 -74% 285 $45   $301,433,060 104
2009/10/27 - $14,001 +8% 285 $49   $301,447,061 105
2009/10/28 - $12,961 -7% 245 $53   $301,460,022 106
2009/10/29 - $14,982 +16% 245 $61   $301,475,004 107
2009/10/30 - $31,471 +110% 201 $157   $301,506,475 108
2009/10/31 - $34,101 +8% 201 $170   $301,540,576 109
2009/11/01 - $36,893 +8% 201 $184   $301,577,469 110
2009/11/02 - $10,699 -71% 201 $53   $301,588,168 111
2009/11/03 - $11,555 +8% 201 $57   $301,599,723 112
2009/11/04 - $10,398 -10% 201 $52   $301,610,121 113
2009/11/05 - $12,597 +21% 201 $63   $301,622,718 114
2009/11/06 - $23,974 +90% 135 $178   $301,646,692 115
2009/11/07 - $37,933 +58% 135 $281   $301,684,625 116
2009/11/08 - $22,819 -40% 135 $169   $301,707,444 117
2009/11/09 - $7,259 -68% 135 $54   $301,714,703 118
2009/11/10 - $9,162 +26% 135 $68   $301,723,865 119
2009/11/11 - $15,691 +71% 135 $116   $301,739,556 120
2009/11/12 - $7,592 -52% 135 $56   $301,747,148 121
2009/11/13 - $15,693 +107% 95 $165   $301,762,841 122
2009/11/14 - $28,928 +84% 95 $305   $301,791,769 123
2009/11/15 - $17,289 -40% 95 $182   $301,809,058 124
2009/11/16 - $5,433 -69% 95 $57   $301,814,491 125
2009/11/17 - $5,025 -8% 95 $53   $301,819,516 126
2009/11/18 - $6,669 +33% 95 $70   $301,826,185 127
2009/11/19 - $4,535 -32% 95 $48   $301,830,720 128
2009/11/20 - $10,310 +127% 72 $143   $301,841,030 129
2009/11/21 - $15,873 +54% 72 $220   $301,856,903 130
2009/11/22 - $8,951 -44% 72 $124   $301,865,854 131
2009/11/23 - $3,690 -59% 72 $51   $301,869,544 132
2009/11/24 - $4,454 +21% 72 $62   $301,873,998 133
2009/11/25 - $6,486 +46% 44 $147   $301,880,484 134
2009/11/26 - $5,101 -21% 44 $116   $301,885,585 135
2009/11/27 - $12,941 +154% 44 $294   $301,898,526 136
2009/11/28 - $14,025 +8% 44 $319   $301,912,551 137
2009/11/29 - $7,858 -44% 44 $179   $301,920,409 138
2009/11/30 - $2,505 -68% 44 $57   $301,922,914 139
2009/12/01 - $2,630 +5% 44 $60   $301,925,544 140
2009/12/02 - $1,495 -43% 44 $34   $301,927,039 141
2009/12/03 - $2,963 +98% 44 $67   $301,930,002 142
2009/12/04 - $4,881 +65% 36 $136   $301,934,883 143
2009/12/05 - $7,897 +62% 36 $219   $301,942,780 144
2009/12/06 - $5,269 -33% 36 $146   $301,948,049 145
2009/12/07 - $1,074 -80% 36 $30   $301,949,123 146
2009/12/08 - $816 -24% 36 $23   $301,949,939 147
2009/12/09 - $936 +15% 36 $26   $301,950,875 148
2009/12/10 - $955 +2% 36 $27   $301,951,830 149
2009/12/11 - $1,476 +55% 23 $64   $301,953,306 150
2009/12/12 - $2,341 +59% 23 $102   $301,955,647 151
2009/12/13 - $1,333 -43% 23 $58   $301,956,980 152
2009/12/14 - $454 -66% 23 $20   $301,957,434 153
2009/12/15 - $703 +55% 23 $31   $301,958,137 154
2009/12/16 - $493 -30% 23 $21   $301,958,630 155
2009/12/17 - $567 +15% 23 $25   $301,959,197 156

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/17 1 $77,835,727   4,325 $17,997   $158,022,354 5
2009/07/24 2 $29,462,187 -62% 4,325 $6,812   $221,295,818 12
2009/07/31 2 $17,909,385 -39% 4,393 $4,077   $255,672,245 19
2009/08/07 4 $8,928,349 -50% 3,455 $2,584   $273,848,633 26
2009/08/14 7 $5,141,072 -42% 2,771 $1,855   $283,879,025 33
2009/08/21 8 $3,478,149 -32% 1,936 $1,797   $290,238,524 40
2009/08/28 11 $2,466,423 -29% 1,508 $1,636   $294,258,075 47
2009/09/04 14 $1,828,140 -26% 1,091 $1,676   $296,940,258 54
2009/09/11 18 $908,482 -50% 744 $1,221   $298,844,700 61
2009/09/18 22 $426,987 -53% 415 $1,029   $299,576,295 68
2009/09/25 30 $271,830 -36% 301 $903   $299,967,829 75
2009/10/02 36 $175,378 -35% 190 $923   $300,232,058 82
2009/10/09 26 $408,437 +133% 505 $809   $300,699,217 89
2009/10/16 25 $273,341 -33% 356 $768   $301,153,382 96
2009/10/23 29 $181,802 -33% 285 $638   $301,420,102 103
2009/10/30 34 $102,465 -44% 201 $510   $301,577,469 110
2009/11/06 38 $84,726 -17% 135 $628   $301,707,444 117
2009/11/13 40 $61,910 -27% 95 $652   $301,809,058 124
2009/11/20 45 $35,134 -43% 72 $488   $301,865,854 131
2009/11/27 51 $34,824 -1% 44 $791   $301,920,409 138
2009/12/04 57 $18,047 -48% 36 $501   $301,948,049 145
2009/12/11 69 $5,150 -71% 23 $224   $301,956,980 152

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/13/200914,241,409 4,241,409$50,075,771$50,075,7711
12/20/200931,503,402-65% 5,744,811$24,147,643$74,223,4142
12/27/20093922,329-39% 6,667,140$15,046,968$89,270,3823
1/3/20103274,608-70% 6,941,748$3,156,646$92,427,0284
1/10/20107131,621-52% 7,073,369$2,109,753$94,536,7815
1/17/20101378,689-40% 7,152,058$1,303,719$95,840,5006
1/24/20101555,619-29% 7,207,677$924,744$96,765,2447
1/31/20101442,358-24% 7,250,035$719,518$97,484,7638
2/21/20107195,560 7,500,655$2,299,746$100,700,03911
10/31/20102529,732 7,726,045$396,955$104,300,41047
11/14/20101651,640 7,785,240$687,509$105,073,13449
11/21/201011138,678+169% 7,923,918$1,580,777$106,653,91150
11/28/201011369,478+166% 8,293,396$3,499,843$110,153,75451
1/2/20113074,892 8,442,992$644,813$111,528,25656
4/17/20111062,448 8,567,585$562,794$112,713,02771
5/1/20111943,643 8,673,395$349,572$113,525,88073
6/19/20112923,166 8,726,752$269,912$114,070,78380
6/26/20112624,296+5% 8,751,048$251,114$114,321,89781
7/10/20111437,259 8,781,871$321,802$114,567,75883
7/17/2011668,917+85% 8,850,788$562,218$115,129,97684
7/24/2011954,152-21% 8,904,940$417,934$115,547,91085
7/31/2011758,933+9% 8,963,873$483,616$116,031,52686
8/7/20111031,530-46% 8,995,403$258,798$116,290,32587
11/6/20111831,049 9,055,745$292,904$116,889,139100
11/13/20111277,144+148% 9,132,889$307,805$117,196,944101
11/20/20111586,397+12% 9,219,286$410,826$117,607,770102

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/13/200911,594,207 1,594,207$24,327,599$24,327,5991
12/20/20095127,243-92% 1,721,450$2,144,052$26,471,6512
12/27/20094269,594+112% 1,991,044$4,628,928$31,100,5793
1/3/2010696,438-64% 2,087,482$1,730,093$32,830,6724
1/10/2010733,030-66% 2,120,512$643,746$33,474,4185
1/17/20101021,119-36% 2,141,631$411,611$33,886,0296
1/24/20102016,035-24% 2,157,666$312,843$34,198,8727
1/31/20101912,521-22% 2,170,187$244,039$34,442,9118
11/21/2010208,571 2,282,188$132,767$36,452,49150
4/17/2011734,325 2,373,337$347,710$37,385,67471
4/24/20112013,805-60% 2,387,142$144,123$37,529,79772
6/19/20111414,319 2,423,399$150,208$37,914,25680
6/26/2011188,130-43% 2,431,529$84,141$37,998,39781
7/10/20111514,334 2,449,460$139,037$38,172,32483
7/17/2011821,187+48% 2,470,647$218,435$38,390,75984
7/24/2011819,620-7% 2,490,267$209,344$38,600,10385
7/31/20111617,217-12% 2,507,484$174,236$38,774,33986
11/13/20111519,327 2,574,502$637,609$39,912,351101

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Cast

Daniel Radcliffe    Harry Potter
Rupert Grint    Ron Weasley
Emma Watson    Hermione Granger
Helena Bonham Carter    Bellatrix Lestrange
Jim Broadbent    Professor Horace Slughorn
Robbie Coltrane    Rubeus Hagrid
Michael Gambon    Professor Albus Dumbledore
Alan Rickman    Professor Severus Snape
Maggie Smith    Professor Minerva McGonagall
Timothy Spall    Wormtail/Peter Pettigrew
David Thewlis    Remus Lupin
David Bradley    Argus Filch
Warwick Davis    Professor Filius Flitwick
Tom Felton    Draco Malfoy
Helen McCrory    Narcissa Malfoy
Jessie Cave    Lavender Brown
Bonnie Wright    Ginny Weasley
Natalia Tena    Nymphadora Tonks
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
Evanna Lynch    Luna Lovegood
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Potter
Isabella Laughland    Leanne
Julie Walters    Mrs. Molly Weasley
Hero Fiennes Tiffin    Tom Riddle at age 11
Ralph Ineson    Amycus Carrow
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
Afshan Azad    Padma Patil
Shefali Chowdhury    Parvati Patil
William Melling    Nigel
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnigan
Freddie Stroma    Cormac McLaggen
Tom Moorcroft    Regulus Black
Scarlett Byrne    Pansy Parkinson
Frank Dillane    Tom Riddle at age 16
Mark Williams    Arthur Weasley
Georgina Leonidas    Katie Bell
Anna Shaffer    Romilda Vane
Katie Leung    Cho Chang
Dave Legeno    Fenrir Greyback
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
Gemma Jones    Madam Poppy Pomfrey

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Yates
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Based on the Novel by    J.K. Rowling
Producer    David Heyman
Producer    David Barron
Executive Producer    Lionel Wigram
Art Director    Al Bullock
Composer    Nicholas Hooper
Co-Producer    John Trehy
Senior Art Director    Andrew Ackland-Snow
Cinematographer    Bruno Delbonnel
Casting Director    Fiona Weir
Art Director    Gary Tomkins
Art Director    Hattie Storey
Supervising Sound Editor    James Mather
Assistant Director    Jamie Christopher
Costume Designer    Jany Temime
Special Effects Supervisor    John Richardson
Editor    Mark Day
Art Director    Martin Foley
Art Director    Martin Schadler
Second Unit Camera    Mike Brewster
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Dowson
Art Director    Molly Hughes
Supervising Art Director    Neil Lamont
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Nick Dudman
Set Decorator    Rosie Goodwin
Art Director    Sloane U'ren Neely
Second Unit Director    Stephen Woolfenden
Set Decorator    Stephenie McMillan
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Re-recording Mixer    Stuart Hilliker
Sound Mixer    Stuart Wilson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Tim Burke