Published on July 23, 2018

Box Office Magic and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter [Infographic]

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Box Office Magic and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint skyrocketed when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone premiered in November 2001. The film was a major success and made $32.3 million on its opening day, breaking the United States' single day record previously held by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Though this was only the beginning! The subsequent films continued to be record breakers and collectively generated $7.2 billion at the box office.

In 2010, the magic came to life when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Universal Studios theme parks and has been said to contribute to a 38% increase in park attendance.The series went on to become a major Broadway hit with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In the UK, the script sold more than 680,000 print copies in three days, which at the time made it the fastest-selling book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Keep reading on for more fun facts about the franchise's box office success, along with other interesting revenue-related numbers!

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Earning Percentage by Film:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone: $974M, 11.9%
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: $879M, 10.7%
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: $796M, 9.7%
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: $896M, 10.9%
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: $942M, 11.5%
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $935M, 11.4%
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: $960M, 11.7%
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: $1B, 12.2%
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: $803M, 9.8%

Franchise Total: $8,537,469,597


Book Vs. Movie Tickets Sold:

HP1- 120MHP1- 55M
HP2- 77MHP2- 44M
HP3- 65MHP3- 40M
HP4- 65MHP4- 45M
HP5- 65MHP5- 42M
HP6- 65MHP6- 40M
HP7- 65MHP7 Pt1- 40M
 PH7 Pt2- 36M

*Fantastic Beasts Not Included


Profit in Other Media:

  • DVD/Blu-Ray Sales and Rentals: $1.7 Billion
  • Harry Potter Video Games: $716 Million
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Performances: $42.6 Million

Sources: Box Office Mojo, UPROXX, Hogwarts Professor, Harry Potter Wiki, Universal Studios Hollywood Official Site


Which Harry Potter book was your favorite? If you haven't read them all, we carry the Harry Potter box set in our Harry Potter gifts. If you're more of a film fan, how many midnight premieres did you attend? Do you plan on seeing Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindlewald later this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Infographic Designed by Brady Johnson

Jordan Sinclair
Jordan Sinclair

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