“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ crossed the $900 million worldwide mark on Wednesday, making it the fastest movie ever to reach that milestone, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
The eighth and final film based on J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series reached that milestone in just 15 days, breaking “Avatar’s” 18-day record.
On Wednesday, Deathly Hallows Part 2 brought in $24.7 million worldwide ($5.2 million from domestic and $19.5 million from foreign), lifting its total to $906.8 million, according to the box-office tracking site. The final film in the franchise climbed to 19th place on the all-time chart, whizzing past the series’ fourth installment, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” which garnered $896.9 million.
The first film in the magical series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” still ranks as the top-grossing with $974.8 million, but not for long. Box Office Mojo reports that “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ is on course to join the $1 billion club by early next week.