How Much Of A Profit The Harry Potter Movies Made At The Box Office

The Harry Potter movie franchise has made an enormous profit since the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released in 2001. The Harry Potter franchise is famous worldwide, and the movie series has become one of the most lucrative Warner Bros. properties. The series attracts fans from all ages and walks of life, helping it earn ludicrous amounts of money over the course of its eight-film run.

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In fact, the movies have been so incredibly successful that HBO is remaking Harry Potter for television. Many series have done well enough to earn spinoffs, but it is rare — unprecedented even — to remake a series that was already so popular. Typically, remakes occur when a series with high potential flops. Harry Potter, on the other hand, made so much money that Warner Bros. decided to make a new extended version of the story in a television format, creating some speculation about just how much the Harry Potter movies made.

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The Harry Potter Movies Made A Box Office Profit Of $5.6 Billion

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The Harry Potter movies made an enormous total profit from its eight total films, reaching the incredible figure of $5.6 billion. The highest-earning movie in the franchise was the final installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grossed $1.3 billion at the global box office in its original release. The biggest surprise in examining the profits of the Harry Potter movies is that thanks to a devious accounting trick, Harry Potter 5 actually lost money. The breakdown of each Harry Potter movie’s profit, according to data from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers, is as follows:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone made a profit of $850 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets made a profit of $779 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban made a profit of $666 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire made a profit of $746 million.
  • Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix lost $167 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made a profit of $684 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 made a profit of $852 million.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 made a profit of $1.2 billion.

It’s unsurprising that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 made the most of any film in the series, considering it is the final movie with the highest stakes. It might come as a surprise, however, to see that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone made the second-highest amount, even surpassing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Moreover, the first movie came out in 2001, before the peak of the movie franchise’s popularity, yet it still managed the second-highest profit of any Harry Potter movie.

How Much The Harry Potter Movies Made At The Box Office Since 2001

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In total, the Harry Potter movies made about $7.7 billion in gross box office earnings, worldwide. That’s a pretty astonishing figure, and it certainly helps one understand HBO’s decision to remake the same story in a television format. The money to be earned from the Harry Potter franchise seems almost unending, so it’s unlikely the spinoffs and remakes will end any time soon.

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