The Harry Potter series has been written by J.K. Rowling and is a book series which is very popular across the world. This book series has been adapted into movies and this is one of the greatest reasons for its popularity. The following are some more stats and facts about Harry Potter.
The net worth of Stephanie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series stands at $125 Million whereas that of J.K. Rowling is 1.1 Billion. Isabella and Jacob, which are names of characters in Twilight, are the most popular baby names in the US while on the other hand Harry is the most popular boy baby’s name in UK.
Harry Potter facts
409000 people follow J.K. Rowling on Twitter while the Universal Orlando Resort spent $200 Million in developing the Wizarding world of Harry Potter which was opened in June 2000. The Harry Potter movie series has earned $ 6.4 Billion worldwide and is the highest grossing franchise in Box office history.
The total worldwide sale of Harry Potter books is 400 Million books with translation in 64 languages. 34 Million Books of the first part of the series have been sold till date whereas a total of 94 Million books of the last part have been sold worldwide.
Harry Potter stories
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the first book of the series and was released in the year 2011 while the second part Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was out in 2002. The next 4 consequent parts were released in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009 while the last part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released in the year 2010.
The Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince made business of a whopping $ 1 Billion globally while it made the first $150 Million in the opening weekend itself in the US. Even the first part made $974 Million worldwide in the year 2001.
Shocking facts about Harry Potter
In the first 24 hours, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold almost 12 Million copies!
J.K Rowling is the first person ever to become a billionaire by writing and selling books!
The first part of the Harry Potter series had 309 pages while its last part had 784 pages.
Harry Potter’s defence against dark arts teachers and their ratings
Quirinus Quirrell has been rated 2 for strength of character, 3 for effect on Harry and 4 for importance to the plot. Remus Lupin has been rated 5 for strength of Character, 5 for effect on Harry and 2 for importance to the plot.
Hermione Granger VS Bella Swan
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series is Harry’s best friend while Bella Swan from Twilight is Edward Cullen’s love interest. Hermione’s favourite book is ‘Hogwarts: a history’ while that of Bella is ‘Wuthering Heights’.
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