The Billion-Dollar Business Behind the ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise (Infographic)

The Billion-Dollar Business Behind the ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise (Infographic)


Warner Brothers is aware of all about unbelievable income and the place to seek out them.

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Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone revealed in the UK on June 26, 1997. A 12 months later, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone debuted within the U.S. The franchise remains to be going sturdy 20 years later, as Unbelievable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hit theaters this week, marking the 10th movie within the Potter Universe.

There’s a reasonably easy motive that Warner Brothers retains making Harry Potter films: They maintain being profitable.

In keeping with an infographic by Statista, the franchise has hauled in $25 billion in income since 1997 — $eight.5 billion on the field workplace (for those who embody worldwide income from The Crimes of Grindelwald), $7.7 billion in books and one other $9.three billion from toy and DVD gross sales.

By comparability, the Marvel franchise has grossed $17.5 billion worldwide by means of 20 films. The highest earner within the franchise has been Avengers: Infinity Battle, which has revamped $2 billion thus far. The very best grossing Harry Potter film up to now is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Half 2, which made $1.three billion.

Infographic: You're a Wizard at Making Money, Harry | Statista Sources: Statista and Morning Brew

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