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Harry Potter to be the most successful series

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Friday, October 19, 2007

London (ANI): By the time the seventh film adaptation of the Harry Potter series hits screens in 2010, the franchise would become the most successful one in movie history. And, the Harry Potter series, which is forecast to gross 5 billion pounds will beat all 22 James Bond movies and the six Star Wars flicks combined.

The first five films in the series have already grossed 2.5 billion pounds, but Warner Bros. reveal that with DVD sales included, the franchise will be worth 5 billion pounds by 2010, reports the Daily Snack. 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix" released this year, grossed 320m pounds worldwide in three months.

The next movie, Half-Blood Prince, will open on November 21 next year and the final film, Deathly Hallows, is due in 2010. As compared to this, the Bond films have made 2.18bn pounds, while the six Star War films have made 2.08bn pounds. However, the figures are not adjusted for inflation. Overall, the two long-running series have sold more tickets than the Potter films.

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