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Is Harry Potter Still Popular as it Once Was?

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Hogwarts castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios

Hogwarts castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios

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Hogwarts castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios

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Hogwarts castle at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios

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Many people know Harry Potter as one of the biggest movie franchises in the world, next to Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings, but is it still as popular at it once was?

 

On November 14, 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s everywhere else in the world) Stone was released, earning 974.8 million dollars, which is a lot considering the majority of the cast was made up of eleven-year-olds. The entire movie franchise was based on books by world-renowned author, J.K Rowling, who, at the time was only 32 years old. She said in interviews that she first thought of the idea at a cafe, and she wrote it on a napkin.

 

The Harry Potter series sadly ended in 2007, mainly because Harry and his friends were 17, and Voldemort was dead, taking away the series’ main antagonist, causing the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, to end the movie series. This movie earned 1.341 billion dollars, leaving people in tears with the bitter-sweet ending.

 

On November 18, 2016, a new series called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, came out and earned 814 million dollars, which made sense because Potterheads (fans of Harry Potter) were “craving magic”. During the six years that Harry Potter-style magic left the screens, the series still stayed strong, leaving Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the last Harry Potter book) as the fastest-selling fiction book.

A little less than two months ago, on November 16, 2018, Fantastic Beasts: The crimes of Grindelwald, came out, earning 812.5 million dollars. The movie answered questions that the Harry Potter series left people asking, and it was as interesting as it could get, considering the star of magic, Harry Potter, was no longer in the series.

 

So yes, Harry Potter is still very popular. In all the entire series (including Fantastic Beasts) has won 6,199,339,446.7 dollars (a bit over 6 billion dollars). As many people say, if there were to be another Harry Potter movie, it would probably make three times more than the seventh one, mostly because Fantastic Beasts wasn’t doing it, and the storyline wasn’t interesting enough to make people stop wanting the Harry Potter series. During the time that Harry Potter has left the screens, the Potterhead world has only grown, with websites (Pottermore.com), and amusement parks (Harry Potter world).

 

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