By Adam B. Vary
Updated July 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince conjured a record-breaking $396.7 million in global box office over its five-day opening weekend, according to a Reuters report. That figure — including $159.7 million in the U.S. and a whopping $237 million in international gross across 84 markets — tops Spider-Man 3‘s worldwide opening record of $381.7 million, set in 2007.