Harry Potter is one of the most famous movies known worldwide. This movie made its first appearance in 2001 with the movie – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The blockbuster movie was produced with the help of Warner Bros. Pictures, Heyday Films, and1492 Pictures
Harry Potter became so famous that it hit a box office of $7.7 billion. It was the fourth highest-grossing film series in the world. The whole budget of this movie was only $1.2 billion.
So how many movies are there of Harry Potter?
Let’s dig into this topic.
How many Harry Potter Movies are there?
There are eight Harry Potter movies, and after the end of these iconic movies, they came up with Fantastic Beasts.
Fantastic Beast is a direct prequel to the Harry Potter film series and takes place way before Harry Potter, so we will not include this movie. So, there are a total of eight Harry Potter movies, and the remaining three, Fantastic Beasts, are related to them, but they have their own platform.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
The Philosopher’s Stone is the first movie of Harry Potter, released on November 14, 2001, and directed by Chris Columbus.
Eleven-year-old boy, Harry Potter, learns that he is the son of two powerful wizards and finds that he can also use magic on his own.
Harry gets on his journey to become a student of Hogwarts, a school for wizards. He escapes his unwanted life and enters the world of magic.
Harry makes many friends in Hogwarts, then starts to search for the hidden truths of his parents with his closest allies.
The wild adventure of Harry Potter begins! The budget of this movie was $125 million and it hit a box office of $974.8 million.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The Chamber of Secrets, the second movie of Harry Potter, directed by Chris Columbus, was published on November 3, 2002.
Harry Potter’s journey at Hogwart now begins, but a house-elf warns him about the troubles he will have to face in the school of wizards. Potter ignores it, and he finds himself getting surrounded by strings of mysteries.
Harry and his best friends Hermione and Ron get punished by Dumbledore for breaking the rules of Hogwart. We all wanted a trio like Harry had, lucky guy.
The budget of this movie was $100 million and it hit a box office of $879.6 million.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was published on May 31, 2004.
The third year of Harry at Hogwarts starts full of fear when he finds out a mad killer, Sirius Black, has escaped from the prison of Azkaban.
The Hogwart is now under high security, Harry finds his friends in a pet shop, and Hermione’s cat and Ron’s rat start to create a distance between their friendship.
Cat versus Rat? Watch Harry Potter and find out!
Harry returns to Hogwarts the next day, but he finds that the killer, Sirius Black, is after him, and a mysterious teacher helps Harry defend himself against Sirius. Who is he?
The budget of this movie was $130 million and it hit a box office of $797.4 million.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
The Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell, was published on November 18, 2005.
Harry is returning to the school of witchcraft and magic for his fourth year, Hogwarts, with his friends Ron and Hermoine.
There’s an upcoming inter-school Triwizard Tournament, a tournament between three schools of magic, Harry’s name is on the participant list.
Potter should compete in a hazardous tournament though he doesn’t want to.
Will Harry survive this dangerous game?
The budget of this movie was $150 million and it hit a box office of $896.7 million.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The Order of the Phoenix was published on July 11, 2007, directed by David Yates, and a screenplay by Michael Goldenberg.
Harry is now in the fifth year of Hogwarts, and after the end of the third and fourth movies, it takes a darker turn.
Harry finds that his encounter with Voldemort is still a secret in the wizarding community. He finds himself in trouble once more with the Ministry of Magic.
Cornelius Fudge (Minister of Magic) appoints the brutal Dolores Umbridge as a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher post. Potter gathers his friends to defend Hogwarts against the Dark Lord.
We all had a massive crush on Emma Watson after this.
The budget of this movie was $150 million and it hit a box office of $942.2 million
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published on July 15, 2009, and directed by David Yates.
Hogwart is not a peaceful place anymore, the Death Eaters have caused huge damage in Muggle and Wizard worlds.
Potter is suspicious of danger being near the walls of Hogwart, but Dumbledore has a goal, to prepare the young wizard with full capacity to have a final battle with Voldemort.
We were also introduced to Voldemort’s fragmented soul, like; Horcruxes, the MacGuffin-like objects, keeping him immortal.
We also saw a tragedy, a loss we will never recover from, we will lose a beloved character.
The budget of this movie was $250 million and it hit a box office of $934.5 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there are two parts of this movie. The first one got published on November 19, 2010, and was directed by David Yates.
Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are on a mission to hunt the Horcruxes. They have no protection from the Hogwarts professor, on a journey where they have to destroy the sources of Voldemort’s immortality.
Our trio gets threatened by the Dark Forces, Hogwart, and the Ministry of Magic is under the control of The Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Harry and his friends are preparing for the ultimate battle.
The budget of this movie was $250 million and it hit a box office of $976.5 million.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
This is the second part of the Deathly Hallows, directed by David Yates, on July 15, 2011.
The great final battle with the Dark Lord is here. Potter and his friends are on a race with time to hunt Horcruxes to stop Voldemort from getting immortal.
After 10 years, the epic battle filled with emotions is finally here, the battle was so epic that, just go and watch.
The budget of this movie was $250 million and it hit a box office of $1.342 billion, making it the highest box office among the eight movies.
These eight Harry Potter movies were outstanding. All were full of journeys and adventures. No wonder why this film series has earned so much, it gave the spectators just what they needed. Watch Harry Potter and learn some new magic spells like- Expecto Patronum!!