On Sunday, Warner Bros. Studios announced that it had just reached the $1 billion dollar mark in domestic gross sales.
Warner Bros. hit the mark after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince took in $159.7 million in just 5 days. How crazy! Apparently, Half-Blood Prince has taken in half a billion in sales worldwide…in less than a week! Imagine what this movie is going to do when it’s out on DVD.
Warner Bros. also noted that it had reached the $1 billion dollar mark in 10 of the last 11 years, and that 7 of the studio’s films have lead weekends this year. One of those films was The Hangover, which is now the No.1 grossing R-rated film, taking in $235 million. The previous record for highest-grossing R-rated comedy was Beverly Hills Cop, which held the record for 25 years.
The recession isn’t keeping people from spending big bucks on entertainment, that’s for sure!