'Harry Potter' conjures up $159.7 mil...

'Harry Potter' conjures up $159.7 million in 5 days

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 19, 2009, titled 'Harry Potter' conjures up $159.7 million in 5 days. In it, Newsday reports that:

Harry Potter continues to work box-office alchemy, turning his latest movie adventure into an overnight blockbuster.

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Hum priorities

Tarrytown, NY

#2 Jul 20, 2009
Make belive escape to neverland!
Priorities baby! People are their own worst enemy!
Pay people 20 mill a movie to play make believe.
USA went into a sovereign nation. Removed their leader and hung him. Killed his children. Took his money! Killed a few of his friends.
Why can't it be done with CEOs and their executives and families?
Should we wait for president Biden's stance?
Cerberus keep the $7,000,000,000.00 of tax payers’ money! we hope you made money!
Yankees signing CC Sabathia for 161 Million Dollars.The Yankees landed their second starting pitcher in 72 hours Friday when A.J. Burnett agreed to a five-year,$82.5-million contract.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.-- It's no secret that most celebs can't complain when it comes to their salaries - but how much do they actually make?
According to Parade, quite a range in 2008 - from $1 to billions.
Jennifer Aniston reportedly earned $27 million on the strength of films such as "Marley & Me," and funnyman Will Ferrell made $31 million. Actor/director Tyler Perry , the force behind the "Madea" movies, brought home $125 million, while "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey made a McDreamy $3.5 million.
In the music world, Beyonce scored $80 million thanks to her latest album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce" and a budding film career, and husband Jay-Z did even better with $82 million. Country cutie Taylor Swift - the top-selling musician of 2008 - made $5.5 million. Resurgent pop princess Britney Spears wasn't far behind, making $2.25 million.
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Jennifer Aniston: From TV 'Friend' To Box Office Superstar
Sports stars cleaned up as well, with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez making $34 million and golf champ Tiger Woods taking home $110 million. Racecar driver Danica Patrick earned $7 million.
TV host Kelly Ripa earned $8 million, while supermodel Carolyn Murphy took home $4.5 million. Popular author John Grisham made $25 million and controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh walked away with $38 million.
Among the more outrageous posthumous packages:
$298.1 million for Comcast CEO Brian Roberts
$288 million for Nabors CEO Eugene Isenberg
$115.6 million for Occidental CEO Ray Irani
We are winners
$17 million for Shaw Group CEO J.M. Bernhard to not compete with the firm after he dies
The Top 10 executive salary
1. Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp.,$84.6 million
2. John Thain, Merrill Lynch & Co.,$83.1 million
3. Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp.,$67.6 million
4. Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.,$65.3 million
5. Bob Simpson, XTO Energy Inc.,$56.6 million
6. Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.,$53.9 million
7. Kenneth Chenault, American Express Co.,$51.7 million
8. Eugene Isenberg, Nabors Industries Ltd.,$44.6 million
9. John Mack, Morgan Stanley,$41.7 million
10. Glenn Murphy, Gap Inc.,$39.1 million
Three chief executives with ties to the mortgage crisis were paid $460 million over five years, according to a congressional report issued Thursday.
Bernanke can't be trusted
Paulson got busted
trying to sell us the brooklyn bridge
No one is getting boys except Barney frank
House is a stealing
everybody is a dealing
Rangel is not paying his tax
No one is getting boys except Barney frank
Hillary is a rich bitch
Bush is the King now
You are losing your shirt
No one is getting boys except Barney frank
Morgan Stuart

Bronx, NY

#3 Jul 20, 2009
Harry WAS AWESOME. Each movie gets better and better. I hate sci fi fantasy etc but these have had me enchanted since the 1st one.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#4 Jul 20, 2009
Harry Potter, much like that U.S. fiction source, FOX, the Propaganda Channel, proves that there is serious money in make believe and myth.

Flushing, NY

#5 Jul 20, 2009
Harry Potter was well done, they left out alot from the book, but that is typical. In the book alot of the characters got killed. In this I think it would have been too much for the audience to handle. This Potter was a tear jerker. I think this movie does deserve oscar appreciation. It does stand out from the other previous harry potter films. The acting was intense and appropriate.

Well Done Griffindor! Well Done!

United States

#6 Jul 20, 2009
Morgan Stuart wrote:
Harry WAS AWESOME. Each movie gets better and better. I hate sci fi fantasy etc but these have had me enchanted since the 1st one.
By Crackie! I'll be showing my age here but who cares. I remember when James Bond hit the screen with Dr NO and a favorite action hero was born.
One who has ruled the screens for 42 years. Harry Potter seems to be taking over the spot in making as much money as the Bond franchise.

But wouldn't it be nice to see Harry Potter take on a male lover.


Only to discover that the "man" is Peter Ustinov palying with a lot of cats.

Oh well, it's all a fantasy anyway.

Stu theangryjoo

Bronx, NY

#7 Jul 20, 2009
I want to stick my wand up Hermoine some time

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