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$400m box office magic.



BOX office takings for the new Harry Potter blockbuster topped the $400million mark at the weekend.

The boy wizard racked up pounds 32million ($54.9 million) in America America [for Amerigo Vespucci], the lands of the Western Hemisphere—North America, Central (or Middle) America, and South America. The world map published in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller is the first known cartographic use of the name.  alone over the three-day Thanksgiving Thanksgiving

annual U.S. holiday celebrating harvest and yearly blessings; originated with Pilgrims (1621). [Am. Culture: EB, IX: 922]

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national holiday with luxurious dinner as chief ritual. [Am. Pop.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth in JK Rowling's acclaimed ac·claim  
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1. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly; applaud. See Synonyms at praise.

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 series, has made an estimated pounds 118million ($201 million) in the US over the last 10 days, easily beating its three predecessors.

The first, called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for US audiences, took pounds 109million ($186 million) in the same period in 2001.

The latest is on track to become only the second film of the year to cross the $300million mark in the US, joining Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.

It has generated an estimated pounds 239million ($408million) worldwide.

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