Harry Potter now the “biggest grossing” series in history
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Seven is a lucky number for the Harry Potter franchise.
There were seven books in J.K. Rowling’s literary series. Harry, himself, was the seventh horcrux … which ended up destroying Voldemort’s soul. The last film, “The Deathly Hallows,” should have been the seventh film, but Warner broke it up into parts 7 and 8 (though it will always be one long Part 7 in our minds).
And now the cinematic franchise has crossed the $7 billion mark as a collective series, “cementing their place as the biggest grossing series ever,” Reuters reports.
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, called the sum achieved by the Potter films a “stunning achievement.”
He couldn’t be more right. This series, with the same actors under the direction of four different helmers, ended up being unlike anything we’ve seen or will see again. The money earned is well-deserved. Congrats, Warner Bros., and thank you Harry, for everything.
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