Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $317,575,550Details
International Box Office $657,179,821
Worldwide Box Office $974,755,371
Further financial details...

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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 16th, 2001 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: May 28th, 2002 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some scary moments and mild language
Franchise: Harry Potter
Keywords: Boarding School, New Guy/Girl in School
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Heyday Films, 1492 Pictures, Duncan Henderson Productions

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 4th, 2012

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Blu-ray Sales: Finding the Source of the Problem

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Analysis: Harry Potter and the Big Pile of Money

With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 off to a record-breaking start, the biggest-earning franchise at the worldwide box office is nearing its end. A few records are still to fall (notably, it will overtake Star Wars in a day or two to become the biggest domestic franchise), but we thought now would be good time to look back at how Harry Potter has shaped the movie industry, and the financial records it has broken along the way. For each film, we look at both the box office receipts and domestic spending on DVD, Blu-ray and video rentals. Warning: some readers may find the large numbers presented disturbing. More...

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe    Harry Potter
Rupert Grint    Ronald 'Ron' Weasley
Emma Watson    Hermione Granger
John Cleese    Nearly Headless Nick
Robbie Coltrane    Hagrid
Warwick Davis    Goblin Bank Teller/Professor Flitwick
Richard Griffiths    Uncle Vernon Dursley
Richard Harris    Albus Dumbledore
Ian Hart    Professor Quirrell/Voldemort
John Hurt    Mr. Ollivander
Alan Rickman    Professor Snape
Fiona Shaw    Aunt Petunia Dursley
Maggie Smith    Professor/Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall
Julie Walters    Mrs. Weasley
Sean Biggerstaff    Oliver Wood
ZoŽ Wanamaker    Madame Hooch
David Bradley    Mr. Filch
Tom Felton    Draco Malfoy
Harry Melling    Dudley Dursley
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
Terence Bayler    The Bloody Baron
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
Simon Fisher-Becker    Fat Friar
Rik Mayall    Peeves the Poltergeist
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnegan
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
Leslie Phillips    The Sorting Hat
Chris Rankin    Prefect Percy Weasley
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Evans Potter
Will Theakston    Slytherin Captain Marcus Flint
Verne Troyer    Griphook
James Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Bonnie Wright    Ginny Weasley
Nina Young    The Grey Lady
Luke Youngblood    Lee Jordan
Adrian Rawlins    James Potter
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    David Heyman
Executive Producer    Chris Columbus
Executive Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Executive Producer    Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer    Duncan Henderson
Co-Producer    Tanya Seghatchian
Director    Chris Columbus
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Story Creator    J.K. Rowling
Cinematographer    John Seale
Editor    Richard Francis-Bruce
Composer    John Williams
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Supervising Art Director    Neil Lamont
Supervising Art Director    John King
Art Director    Michael Lamont
Art Director    Andrew Ackland-Snow
Art Director    Steven Lawrence
Art Director    Lucinda Thomson
Art Director    Peter Francis
Art Director    Simon Lamont
Set Designer    Michael Boone
Set Designer    Peter Dorme
Set Designer    Toad Tozer
Set Designer    Rosie Hardwick
Set Designer    Patricia Johnson
Set Decorator    Stephenie McMillan
Costume Designer    Judianna Makovsky
Sound Mixer    John Midgley
Supervising Sound Editor    Eddy Joseph
Visual Effects Supervisor    Rob Legato
Special Effects Supervisor    John Richardson
Special Make-up Effects    Nick Dudman
Associate Producer    Puala Dupre Pesmen
Associate Producer    Todd Arnow
Assistant Director    Chris Carreras
Second Unit Director    David Ellis
Second Unit Director    Rob Legato
Second Unit Camera    Gavin Finney
Stunt Coordinator    Greg Powell
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Susie Figgis

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/11/16 1 $32,333,203   3,672 $8,805   $32,333,203 1
2001/11/17 1 $33,512,941 +4% 3,672 $9,127   $65,846,144 2
2001/11/18 1 $24,448,477 -27% 3,672 $6,658   $90,294,621 3
2001/11/19 1 $6,643,000 -73% 3,672 $1,809   $96,937,000 4
2001/11/20 1 $7,654,000 +15% 3,672 $2,084   $104,591,000 5
2001/11/21 1 $12,655,000 +65% 3,672 $3,446   $117,246,000 6
2001/11/22 1 $12,320,000 -3% 3,672 $3,355   $129,566,000 7
2001/11/23 1 $22,987,000 +87% 3,672 $6,260   $152,478,000 8
2001/11/24 1 $21,088,000 -8% 3,672 $5,743   $173,566,000 9
2001/11/25 1 $13,413,000 -36% 3,672 $3,653   $186,978,513 10
2001/11/26 1 $2,526,000 -81% 3,672 $688   $189,505,000 11
2001/11/27 1 $2,383,000 -6% 3,672 $649   $191,888,000 12
2001/11/28 1 $2,066,000 -13% 3,672 $563   $193,954,000 13
2001/11/29 1 $2,073,000 n/c 3,672 $565   $196,027,000 14
2001/11/30 2 $5,906,000 +185% 3,672 $1,608   $201,933,000 15
2001/12/01 1 $10,354,000 +75% 3,672 $2,820   $212,287,000 16
2001/12/02 1 $7,121,000 -31% 3,672 $1,939   $219,670,289 17
2001/12/03 1 $1,261,000 -82% 3,672 $343   $220,932,000 18
2001/12/04 1 $1,411,000 +12% 3,672 $384   $222,343,000 19
2001/12/05 1 $1,305,000 -8% 3,672 $355   $223,648,000 20
2001/12/06 1 $1,236,000 -5% 3,672 $337   $224,884,000 21
2001/12/07 2 $3,520,000 +185% 3,672 $959   $228,404,000 22
2001/12/08 2 $6,388,000 +81% 3,672 $1,740   $234,792,000 23
2001/12/09 2 $4,420,000 -31% 3,672 $1,204   $239,659,542 24
2001/12/10 2 $868,000 -80% 3,672 $236   $240,528,000 25
2001/12/11 2 $1,031,000 +19% 3,672 $281   $241,559,000 26
2001/12/12 2 $889,000 -14% 3,672 $242   $242,448,000 27
2001/12/13 2 $902,000 +1% 3,672 $246   $243,350,000 28
2001/12/14 4 $2,221,000 +146% 3,422 $649   $245,571,000 29
2001/12/15 4 $4,362,000 +96% 3,422 $1,275   $249,933,000 30
2001/12/16 3 $3,110,000 -29% 3,422 $909   $253,270,000 31
2001/12/17 4 $812,000 -74% 3,422 $237   $254,082,000 32
2001/12/18 4 $922,000 +14% 3,422 $269   $255,003,000 33
2001/12/19 4 $911,000 -1% 3,422 $266   $255,917,000 34
2001/12/20 3 $1,543,000 +69% 3,422 $451   $257,460,000 35
2001/12/21 7 $1,740,000 +13% 3,311 $526   $259,200,000 36
2001/12/22 5 $2,756,000 +58% 3,311 $832   $261,956,000 37
2001/12/23 5 $2,699,000 -2% 3,311 $815   $264,655,000 38
2001/12/24 5 $1,625,000 -40% 3,311 $491   $266,200,000 39
2001/12/25 10 $1,625,000 n/c 3,311 $491   $267,750,733 40
2001/12/26 5 $3,393,000 +109% 3,311 $1,025   $271,144,000 41
2001/12/27 5 $3,505,000 +3% 3,311 $1,059   $274,649,000 42
2001/12/28 5 $3,621,000 +3% 3,311 $1,094   $278,270,000 43
2001/12/29 6 $3,829,000 +6% 3,311 $1,156   $282,099,000 44
2001/12/30 6 $3,512,000 -8% 3,311 $1,061   $285,611,000 45
2001/12/31 4 $2,882,000 -18% 3,311 $870   $288,493,000 46
2002/01/01 5 $3,078,000 +7% 3,311 $930   $291,594,218 47
2002/01/02 4 $1,612,000 -48% 3,186 $506   $293,206,000 48
2002/01/03 5 $1,268,000 -21% 3,186 $398   $294,474,000 49
2002/01/04 9 $1,839,000 +45% 2,681 $686   $296,313,000 50
2002/01/05 9 $2,518,000 +37% 2,681 $939   $298,696,000 51
2002/01/06 6 $1,708,000 -32% 2,681 $637   $300,404,434 52
2002/01/07 9 $335,000 -80% 2,681 $125   $300,739,000 53
2002/01/08 8 $343,000 +2% 2,681 $128   $301,082,000 54
2002/01/09 8 $286,000 -17% 2,681 $107   $301,368,000 55
2002/01/10 8 $269,000 -6% 2,681 $100   $301,638,000 56
2002/01/11 12 $752,000 +180% 2,170 $347   $302,390,000 57
2002/01/12 9 $1,624,000 +116% 2,170 $748   $304,014,000 58
2002/01/13 7 $1,214,000 -25% 2,170 $559   $305,311,880 59
2002/01/14 11 $221,000 -82% 2,170 $102   $305,533,000 60
2002/01/15 11 $242,000 +10% 2,170 $112   $305,775,000 61
2002/01/16 11 $214,000 -12% 2,170 $99   $305,989,000 62
2002/01/17 11 $217,000 +1% 2,170 $100   $306,206,000 63
2002/01/18 12 $548,000 +153% 1,851 $296   $306,755,000 64
2002/01/19 9 $1,095,000 +100% 1,851 $592   $307,850,000 65
2002/01/20 10 $990,000 -10% 1,851 $535   $308,840,000 66

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/11/16 1 $90,294,621   3,672 $24,590   $90,294,621 3
2001/11/23 1 $57,487,755 -36% 3,672 $15,656   $186,978,513 10
2001/11/30 1 $23,642,327 -59% 3,672 $6,439   $219,670,289 17
2001/12/07 2 $14,737,696 -38% 3,672 $4,014   $239,659,542 24
2001/12/14 4 $9,919,596 -33% 3,422 $2,899   $253,269,579 31
2001/12/21 6 $7,092,906 -28% 3,311 $2,142   $267,750,733 38
2001/12/28 6 $10,978,760 +55% 3,186 $3,446   $291,594,218 45
2002/01/04 9 $5,930,425 -46% 2,681 $2,212   $300,404,434 52
2002/01/11 10 $3,674,325 -38% 2,170 $1,693   $305,311,880 59
2002/01/18 12 $2,586,521 -30% 1,851 $1,397   $309,659,297 66
2002/01/25 20 $1,402,381 -46% 1,202 $1,167   $311,573,984 73
2002/02/01 20 $1,010,416 -28% 907 $1,114   $312,936,385 80
2002/02/08 25 $553,302 -45% 505 $1,096   $313,736,007 87
2002/02/15 27 $323,291 -42% 311 $1,040   $314,320,476 94
2002/02/22 30 $254,748 -21% 206 $1,237   $314,675,739 101
2002/03/01 30 $231,413 -9% 215 $1,076   $314,964,965 108
2002/03/08 31 $249,184 +8% 228 $1,093   $315,311,411 115
2002/03/15 40 $153,771 -38% 172 $894   $315,600,468 122
2002/03/22 29 $346,252 +125% 291 $1,190   $316,000,087 129
2002/03/29 28 $251,516 -27% 270 $932   $316,440,684 136
2002/04/05 30 $217,672 -13% 160 $1,360   $316,823,907 143
2002/04/12 35 $155,086 -29% 111 $1,397   $317,048,532 150
2002/04/19 37 $127,159 -18% 57 $2,231   $317,220,661 157
2002/04/26 43 $95,424 -25% 43 $2,219   $317,347,879 164
2002/05/03 50 $60,800 -36% 40 $1,520   $317,433,952 171
2002/05/10 53 $48,679 -20% 30 $1,623   $317,503,512 178
2002/05/17 50 $38,455 -21% 63 $610   $317,557,891 185

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/12/200620110,289 110,289$1,098,710$1,098,710198
3/19/20062857,583-48% 167,872$573,648$1,672,358199
11/26/200622416,136 828,941$0$4,706,254235
7/22/20072335,796 1,542,502$417,381$12,593,746269
7/29/20072438,469+7% 1,580,971$365,071$12,958,817270
8/12/20072647,769 1,651,331$453,328$13,626,533272
4/17/20112132,999 1,737,889$603,836$14,936,148464
7/17/20112328,384 1,801,950$327,040$15,889,097477
7/24/20112127,119-4% 1,829,069$303,931$16,193,027478
11/13/20111464,933 1,902,451$356,482$16,652,346494

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/17/2011927,906 27,906$942,675$942,675464
7/31/20111912,859 115,328$392,463$3,600,352479
11/13/2011927,022 167,786$277,791$4,139,625494

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