Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone exceeds 1 billion 20 years later

Almost 20 years later, the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is still raking in money and is already entering the $ 1 billion club.

harry potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) began a successful series of 8 films that has brought the world of magic to a generation of viewers. Its return to theaters in China and other international markets on the weekend of August 14, in 4K and 3D, gave the film the boost it needed to raise its box office to $ 1 billion. So far only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) had overcome that barrier.

Andrew Cripps, president of international distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, commented on this good news. “We are delighted to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone delight a new generation of audience,” said Cripps. “The popularity of the film among moviegoers in China, who are discovering it for the first time, shows that the appeal of these stories is truly timeless and universal.”

What is the movie about?

For all those who have never seen the saga of the young wizard we recommend it from cinemascomics.com. harry potter and the Philosopher's Stone tells the story of a boy who, on his 11th birthday, learns that he is the orphan son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique powers. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and family he's never had.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Heyday Films and 1492 Pictures produced Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Chris Columbus directed the film from a script by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters. David Heyman produced the film, with Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Michael Barnathan and Duncan Henderson serving as executive producers.

This is the year of release and the worldwide grossing of all the Harry Potter films:

2001 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: 1,001 M
2002 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 880 M
2004 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 796 M
2005 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 896 M
2007 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 942 M
2009 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 934 M
2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: 977 M
2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: 1,342 M

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