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Last Updated: Monday November 28 2005 18:22 GMT

Potter still packing out cinemas

Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson
Harry Potter is still proving a massive hit with cinema fans, selling around $408m (239m) of tickets in 10 days.

So far the amount of money made in the US is $201.1m, more than any of the earlier three Potter films made in their first 10 days there.

And British fans have snapped up lots of tickets for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, spending around 30m.

The success has proved that the higher rating for the film - 12a in the UK and PG-13 in the US - hasn't hurt sales.

The first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, took $183m (109m) in the US in its opening 10 days in 2001.

And it hasn't just been young fans crowding cinemas, with some reports that cinemas showing the film are around 40% full of adults without any children with them.

Fans of Harry's adventures in Australia, France and South Korea will get to see the film too when it opens in early December.



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