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Harry Potter Works Record-Breaking Magic Worldwide

Just for funsies, someone over at Warner Bros. has done some number-crunching and come up with further proof that the Harry Potter franchise is on its way to world domination. Beating out the Star Wars and James Bond franchises, Harry Potter's is the top-grossing film franchise worldwide. Ever.

The first five Harry Potter movies have raked in a total of $4.47 billion worldwide, magically flying past the records set for the 22 James Bond flicks (which grossed $4.44 billion worldwide) and the six Star Wars movies ($4.23 billion).

Now, this is pretty crazy. But do these numbers account for inflation or higher ticket costs? No. Furthermore, this is worldwide they're talking about. Domestically, the Star Wars franchise still wins. As Variety points out, "All told, the Star Wars pics have grossed $2.18 billion, while the Harry Potter franchise has grossed $1.41 billion. But then there are still two more Potters to go."

Indeed, there are two more Harry Potters to go, and they will undoubtedly be extremely successful. Yet there's a definite end in sight for the Harry Potter story. James Bond, however, well, his stories could go on for many, many years. Someday his franchise may even outpace the boy wizard's.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
And I personally contributed probably 180 bucks to that. just in the theaters alone, not counting buying the DVD and merchandise associated.....yes i have a slitherin scarf...shut up.
DaughterWar DaughterWar 9 years
Viva la Harry!
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
:) "Luna rocks the radishes"
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
nhancieh522 nhancieh522 9 years
Harry Potter is the Best!
hanabanana723 hanabanana723 9 years
Can't wait for the next movie when Harry and Ron both have a lot of snogging to do :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
wow! thats so amazing! still 2 to go...can't wait! sad about there not being any more books to read but the movies are compensation enough. :D
Dannie037 Dannie037 9 years
i agree, I am a potter fanatic!!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
shafiii shafiii 9 years
dmblauren dmblauren 9 years
harry potter rules! those stats are insane, especially since the HP movies aren't over yet. i think the 6th & 7th will make more & more money.
potterlove potterlove 9 years
LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!!!! Hahaha. Explains why my sn is potterlove! ;) But most def that the last two movies are gonna rake in A LOT of money! Most especially the 7th!! The best book!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
Yay, Harry! :)
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
yEAH go harry but is that just the movies right casue i am sure if u factor in the books and the toys for all three harry still wins
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
That is amazing. Just amazing.
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