'Grand Theft Auto V' Breaks Records, Earning More Money In One Day Than 'Fast & Furious 6' Made All Summer

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It looks like the hefty price tag of $266 million + on developing and marketing "Grand Theft Auto V" definitely paid off.  

Take-Two Interactive, which owns GTA creator Rockstar Games, announced that the fifth installment of the game earned more than $800 million after one day of sales.  

$800 MILLION.  

Let's think about how big that number is.  

"Iron Man 3," the largest movie of the summer has earned $805 million overseas since May — and another $409 million domestically.   

"Fast & Furious 6" grossed $788 million worldwide, helping Universal earn $2 billion for the first time ever overseas.

It took last year's "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" (CoD BO2) 15 days to earn $1 billion.   

At this rate, GTA V should surpass this number by the end of the week.  

According to Take-Two, more than 8,300 stores opened at midnight to sell the game.  

The game has already beaten CoD BO 2 to become the fastest selling video game in the UK with 1.57 million copies sold (£65m). That's the equivalent to roughly $104 million.  

Sold for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms, a copy of the game sells for $59.99 (plus tax).  

Collector's editions for the game cost $79.99 and tax.  An exclusive GameStop edition sells for $150.

Given those two prices, anywhere from 10-12 million copies have been sold.

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