[opendtv] US box office 'beats $1bn record'

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 00:21:07 -0700

All those losses to internet piracy must really be hurting! So bad in 
fact that profit is up 14% from last year, and a whopping 37% from 2001.


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US box office takings passed the $1bn (£545m) mark for the first time in 
June, led by the success of the third Harry Potter film, a survey indicated.

The North American box office took $1.03bn (£562m) during June, 
Hollywood Reporter found - a 14% increase on June 2003's previous 
monthly record.

Takings were boosted by blockbusters including Harry Potter and the 
Prisoner of Azkaban and Shrek 2.

Spider-Man 2, which opened in the US on 1 July, also boosted monthly 

New releases

The third Harry Potter film topped the North American box office for the 
month by a wide margin, taking $217.2m (£118m).

During June, Shrek 2 took $125.7m (£68.6m) of its $402.3m (£219.7m) box 
office gross to date, while disaster film The Day After Tomorrow took 
$76.9m (£42m).

The Shrek sequel and The Day After Tomorrow were the only films in 
June's US box office chart top 10 that were not new releases during that 

If accurate, the June record would beat the previous high of $906.6m 
(£494m) achieved last year, when Disney's animated film Finding Nemo 
became a cinema hit.

The box office tally for June 2004 is 37% higher than the same period in 

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