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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 alone over the three-day Thanksgiving weekend.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth in JK Rowling's acclaimed 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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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Nov 29, 2005
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