Wizards or spies? Voldemort or Ernst Stavro Blofeld? Besides their accents, what do Harry Potter and James Bond have to do with one another?
With the latest release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the young wizard's franchise is poised to surpass the Bond franchise in all time revenue.
Today's Wall Street Journal reported that the sixth Potter film made over $22 million in the US on its opening day, surpassing last year's record of $18.5 million for the Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight. In an interview on CNBC, the Hollywood Reporter's Mimi Turner said that the Potter series is poised to overtake the $1.6 billion made over the 23 James Bond films.