It’s National Harry Potter Day, and to celebrate, we suggest watching one (or all) of your favourite Harry Potter movies.
The Harry Potter film franchise is one of the most successful film franchises of all time, with an estimated worth of over $25 billion. The 2010 world of wizardry seemed ahead of its time in elaborate special effects, costumes, and sets, and each of the seven films cost an average of $140 million to make.
So how did each do at the box office, and which film was the most successful of all time? While the films were mostly consistent at box offices (they only ranged about 10% in difference from each other), there still is a clear winner and well, least favourite.
The least successful Harry Potter movie at box offices was the third, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), which earned just under $796 million worldwide. Interestingly enough, this was the most critically acclaimed movie of the series. The low numbers may have something to do with the release of Shrek 2 during the same period.
The most successful Harry Potter movie is the last, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It grossed a whopping 1.34 billion at box offices. Maybe it’s because it was rumoured to be the last at the time, or, because it was a sequel to the 6th which left a cliffhanger. Either way, it outdid all of its formers by a mile.