Crystal Ro
November 18, 2016 12:02 pm
Warner Bros.

As we prepare to feast our eyes on the sure-to-be-amazing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can’t help but reminisce on the name that started it all – Harry Potter. The Harry Potter films have made a lot of money, as you can imagine, but it’s no surprise since we’ve basically grown up with The Boy Who Lived for decades now. And when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone, depending on where you live) hit theaters 15 years ago, our cinematic lives were forever changed.

There are EIGHT films in the original film franchise, and that translates into, unsurprisingly, A LOT of money. But how much, exactly, you ask?

Welp. $6.5 Billion. That’s how much.

 Time recently put together a breakdown of how much each film cost to make vs. how much it made in the world wide box office, and it’s PRETTY impressive. Here’s the entire list:

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

  • Budget: $125 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $974.6 million
  • Profit: $849.6 million

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • Budget: $100 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $879 million
  • Profit: $779 million

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Budget: $130 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $796.7 million
  • Profit: $666.7 million

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • Budget: $150 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $896.1 million
  • Profit: $746.1 million

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Budget: $150 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $942.9 million
  • Profit: $792.9 million

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • Budget: $250 million
  • Worldwide box office profit: $935 million
  • Profit: $685 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

  • Budget: $125 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $960.3 million
  • Profit: $835.3 millio

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

  • Budget: $125 million
  • Worldwide box office earnings: $1.3 billion
  • Profit: $1.16 billion

 And with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set to blow the box office competition out of the water this weekend, we have no doubt the Harry Potter profits will continue to rise! And we’re sure that makes Gringotts’ goblins very happy.

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