Movie Talk

Harry Potter

2016.04

Recalling Harry Potter
Movie Talk
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“Harry Potter” is a series of seven novels that have gained immense popularity and commercial success worldwide.

  • Since the release of the first novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 1997, the series continued to be released for 10years until the final novel “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”.
  • Over the last five decades, the Bible has sold the most copies worldwide, and the book “Chairman Mao” ranked the second best seller. “Harry Potter” came in third with 400 million copies sold.

Harry Potter series were made into movies and launched in theme parks.

  • Movie: The first film was released as the “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 2001 and eight film series have been released since then. The eight Harry Potter movies have earned almost $8 billion at the box office (The final movie of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, has become the highest grossing movie of all time—it has grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide. The first movie of the series earned $980 million dollars, the second largest money.)
  • Especially, Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson, who played Hermione and Cedric in the series became powerful celebrities in the world.
  • Theme Park: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter @ Universal Studio” was first launched in Orlando in 2010. In 2014 and 2016, it opened in Japan and Hollywood respectively. A record number of people visit the theme park every year.
  • Recently, JK Rowling announced to turn Harry Potter into musical, which will be an extension of Harry’s story, an “untold part of Harry’s story”.
  • -> Currently, Harry Potter’s brand value is estimated at around 15~20 billion dollars.


Harry Potter is more than just a “best-selling series of books”.

  • Current young adults grew up with Harry Potter and learned about friendship, courage, and love through Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
  • Harry Potter also appealed to adults as the book allowed adults to return to childhood and cherish the moments reading the series.
  • Even during the mid-2000s when the sales of paper books were constantly falling, children and their parents lined-up in front of book stores to get the newly released story of Harry Potter series.

Ringle Tutors, who grew up with the Harry Potter characters, have chosen Harry Potter books as the best novels ever.

What is your favorite Harry Potter book in the series? Which character did you like the most? What does Harry Potter mean to you? Reflect back on your childhood memories through your conversation with Ringle tutor.

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