Magazine article Screen International

Harry Potter Approaches $900M as Korea Continues to See Big Results

Magazine article Screen International

Harry Potter Approaches $900M as Korea Continues to See Big Results

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Screen looks at last weekend's biggest international performers, including three impressive local titles in South Korea.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which took a further $30.4m last weekend and stood at $868.7m on Monday, is likely to cross the $900m mark this weekend. Warner Bros' behemoth will have the illustrious $1bn figure as an international end goal. Avatar and Titanic are the only films to achieve that feat to date.

Lotte's Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon is the latest Korean hit, recording $7.3m from 524 screens for the week's second-best screen average of $12,697 over its second weekend.

Kim Han-Min's historical action film, set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, focuses on the fallout from a Manchurian assault on a village. Park Hae-il, Moon Chae-Won and Ryoo Seung Ryong star.

The same distributor's thriller Blind was the second-best non-US performer on the international scene, opening on $3. …

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