Harry and the ( in some territories) is back at the and has broken a huge record. The has now broken the 1 billion dollar mark following a return to cinemas in China and other international markets. This milestone is impressive, but Philosopher’s Stone isn’t the first to hit 1 billion.
But it is the first in a long time.
It is the first and only to crack this milestone since The Part Two in 2011 (This includes the two Fantastic Beasts films).
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figures can thank international moviegoers
The pandemic has led to the average having fewer options at the moment. As a result, theaters around the world have resorted to showing old movies.
Taking into account performance, Harry’s first journey to Hogwarts has now made a whopping $1,001,260,000 as of last , thanks mainly to the ‘s remastered in
It still has a long way to go before it tops Part 2, however, which sits at a worldwide gross of $1,342,038,021 according to . At its peak, part 2 was the third highest grossing of all time, though it’s been largely dethroned by movies like The Force Awakens as well as the omnipotent Avatar. and
It currently sits at a respectable 13th place, ahead of classics like 3 and 4 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On .
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Harry and the remains an iconic
The has reportedly gone on to gross $7.74 billion at the .
The has continued to grow bigger and bigger. ‘s are universally beloved, and the
Prisoner of and so on. It’s popularity also inspired to consider other teenage-led fantasy book adaptations like the and The Hunger Games. was an immediate hit, leading to a by the same director, then
Harry Potter fans continue to enjoy the movies
Recent controversies from author J.K Rowling have seemingly not deterred loyal Harry Potter fans. The franchise previously had three movies in the top 50 highest grossing films ever, according to a box office analysis.
This has now become three thanks to the arrival of Philosopher’s Stone in the number 47 spot, just above The Deathly Hallows Part 1. If the film continues to be rereleased in movie theaters in other territories and grosses more, we could see it topple box office staples like Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and The Dark Knight.
Regardless, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone remains a critical hit as well as a commercial. It achieved three academy award nominations; best art direction, best costume, and best score. It currently holds a 81% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
No wonder fans leapt at the chance to see it on . Now if only my would show The (#thebestone).
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