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Harry Potter: 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Reaches $1 Billion Mark

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Harry Potter makes history once again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will cross the $1 billion mark this weekend, making it the first film in the franchise to hit the magic number.

The film made $296 million domestically and $630 million worldwide as of Thursday, totaling $926 million. This weekend's box office numbers will be enough to push it into ten-digit territory.

Only nine other films have reached the $1 billion territory and only one film, James Cameron's "Avatar," has reached $2 billion worldwide.

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is the eighth and final film in the ever-popular "Harry Potter" franchise. The films as a whole crossed the $7 billion mark earlier this summer after the final film's July 15 release, which shattered domestic records with a $92.1 million opening day.

But after eight films in 10 years, "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe is ready to move on -- but says he will never forget his time spent in the wizarding world.

"I feel like It's been a huge learning curve and I've been fortunate enough to work with some of the best actors in the world," Radcliffe told E! News. "I feel like to a certain extent that I've been in the best film/drama school that anyone could wish for because there's no better way to learn something than by doing it."

CORRECTION: The article originally stated there have been nine "Harry Potter" films. There have only been eight films.


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