‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Reaches $1 Billion at the Box Office Nearly 20 Years After Release

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone‘ Reaches $1 Billion at the Box Office Nearly 20 Years After Release. According to EW, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has now passed the $1 Billion mark in gross earnings at the worldwide box office nearly 20 years after its initial release in theaters. The film now sits at an approximated $1,001,260,000 USD equivalent, after a new theatrical run in China.

Many theaters have begun showing classic films to bring in audiences after the worldwide closure of cinemas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some other titles being featured in theaters include: Back to the Future, Star Wars: A New Hope, Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T., and The Goonies.

“The adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels  follows the story of a Mr. Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for witches and wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths.”

You can check out the original trailer for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the video below:

Congratulations to the cast and crew of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ on this major achievement!

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Source: Entertainment Weekly


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