Harry Potter Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Harry Potter statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Harry Potter Facts and Statistics

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Date of the release of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone:

June 26, 1997


Date of the release of the first Harry Potter book in the US (as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone):

September 1, 1998


Harry Potter book release dates:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1998)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016)

Estimated value of the Harry Potter franchise:

$25 billion 

Last updated 10/13/16


Number of Harry Potter books sold globally:

500 million

Last updated 2/1/18


Number of languages Harry Potter books have been released in:

80

Last updated 2/1/18


Number of words in the seven Harry Potter books total:

1,100,086

Last updated 2/1/18


Amount Harry Potter movies have grossed in worldwide box office sales:

$7.7 billion


Amount J.K. Rowling reportedly sold the film rights to the first four Harry Potter books:

$1.9 million


Number of copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that were printed for its initial release date:

4.5 million copies

Last updated 7/29/16


Harry Potter movie release dates:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Box Office: $974 million

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Box Office: $878 million

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Box Office: $796 million

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Box Office: $896 million

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Box Office: $939 million

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Box Office: $934 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)

Box Office: $960 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

Box Office: $1.34 billion


Amount that a 1st edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone sold for in 2019:

$90,000

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Harry Potter stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.