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Black Ops 2 blasts past $500 million in sales – in 24 hours

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(Read caption) A screenshot from Black Ops 2, the latest installment in Activision's Call of Duty shooter franchise.

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24 hours. $500 million in sales. 

According to publisher Activision, that's the tally from the launch of Black Ops 2, the latest installment in the storied – and extremely successful – Call of Duty franchise. In a press release, reps for Activision said "millions" of consumers had attended launch events in 16,000 cities worldwide, helping to drive up sales.

"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision, said in the statement. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time." 


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