Harry Potter Facts and Statistics (2023)
Last Updated on: June 24th, 2023
Here are a few of the most interesting Harry Potter facts and statistics 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 is a popular series of fantasy novels written by British author J.K. Rowling. The series follows the life of a young orphan boy named Harry Potter, who discovers on his eleventh birthday that he is a wizard. He is accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a magical school for young witches and wizards, and embarks on a series of adventures with his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
The Harry Potter series consists of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, and has sold over 500 million copies worldwide. The books have been translated into over 80 languages and have been adapted into a highly successful film series.
The Harry Potter series is known for its intricate world-building, well-developed characters, and themes of love, friendship, and the struggle between good and evil. The series has also been praised for its ability to appeal to both children and adults, and for its impact on popular culture.
The success of the Harry Potter series has led to the creation of a wide range of merchandise, theme park attractions, and other spin-off materials. The series has also inspired a large and active fan community, with fans creating their own fan fiction, artwork, and other fan works.
Harry Potter Facts and Statistics
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:
Last updated 10/13/16
Number of Harry Potter books sold globally:
Last updated 2/1/18
Number of languages Harry Potter books have been released in:
Last updated 2/1/18
Number of words in the seven Harry Potter books total:
Last updated 2/1/18
Amount Harry Potter movies have grossed in worldwide box office sales:
Amount J.K. Rowling reportedly sold the film rights to the first four Harry Potter books:
Number of copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that were printed for its initial release date:
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:
The captivating world of Harry Potter continues to cast its spell on millions around the globe. These 10 fascinating facts have illuminated the remarkable journey of J.K. Rowling’s creation, from its humble beginnings to its extraordinary impact on literature, film, and popular culture. As fans young and old immerse themselves in the wizarding world, the magic of Harry Potter remains a timeless source of joy and wonder.
Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Most of these fun facts come from internet reports and may not be official 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%.