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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $317,575,550Details
International Box Office $657,179,821Details
Worldwide Box Office $974,755,371
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 16th, 2001 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: November 15th, 2001 (Wide), released as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (United Kingdom)
October 21st, 2016 (Special Engagement) (Russia (CIS))
Video Release: May 28th, 2002 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some scary moments and mild language
Running Time: 152 minutes
Franchise: Harry Potter
Comparisons: vs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Keywords: New Guy/Girl in School, Boarding School, Secret Magic
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
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 169 $38,455 May 17, 2002 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 187 $48,679 May 10, 2002 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 190 $60,800 May 3, 2002 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 171 $95,424 Apr 26, 2002 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 172 $127,159 Apr 19, 2002 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 191 $155,086 Apr 12, 2002 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 174 $217,672 Apr 5, 2002 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 199 $251,516 Mar 29, 2002 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 181 $346,252 Mar 22, 2002 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 410 $153,771 Mar 15, 2002 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 333 $249,184 Mar 8, 2002 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 436 $231,413 Mar 1, 2002 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 490 $254,748 Feb 22, 2002 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 457 $323,291 Feb 15, 2002 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 319 $553,302 Feb 8, 2002 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 233 $1,010,416 Feb 1, 2002 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 214 $1,402,381 Jan 25, 2002 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 126 $2,586,521 Jan 18, 2002 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 103 $3,674,325 Jan 11, 2002 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 60 $5,930,425 Jan 4, 2002 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 49 $300,404,434 Jan 4, 2002 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $10,978,760 Dec 28, 2001 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 127 $7,092,906 Dec 21, 2001 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 100 $9,919,596 Dec 14, 2001 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 61 $253,269,579 Dec 14, 2001 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 95 $14,737,696 Dec 7, 2001 24
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 179 $14,737,696 Dec 7, 2001 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $23,642,327 Nov 30, 2001 17
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 201 $10,354,000 Dec 1, 2001 16
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 57 $201,933,000 Nov 30, 2001 15
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $57,487,755 Nov 23, 2001 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 51 $152,478,000 Nov 23, 2001 8
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 49 $12,320,000 Nov 22, 2001 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 49 $12,655,000 Nov 21, 2001 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 123 $7,654,000 Nov 20, 2001 5
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 65 $104,591,000 Nov 16, 2001 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 221 $6,643,000 Nov 19, 2001 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 58 $24,448,477 Nov 18, 2001 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 53 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 56 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Widest Opening Weekend 205 3,672 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 21 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 54 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 145 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 52 $65,846,144 Nov 16, 2001 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 58 $32,333,203 Nov 16, 2001 1

Cast

   Harry Potter
   Ronald 'Ron' Weasley
   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
Zoë Wanamaker    Madame Hooch
David Bradley    Mr. Filch
Tom Felton    Draco Malfoy
Harry Melling    Dudley Dursley
Matthew Lewis    Neville Longbottom
Josh Herdman    Gregory Goyle
Jamie Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Adrian Rawlins    James Potter
Luke Youngblood    Lee Jordan
Nina Young    The Grey Lady
Bonnie Wright    Ginny Weasley
James Waylett    Vincent Crabbe
Verne Troyer    Griphook
Will Theakston    Slytherin Captain Marcus Flint
Geraldine Somerville    Lily Evans Potter
Chris Rankin    Prefect Percy Weasley
Leslie Phillips    The Sorting Hat
Oliver Phelps    George Weasley
James Phelps    Fred Weasley
Devon Murray    Seamus Finnegan
Rik Mayall    Peeves the Poltergeist
Simon Fisher-Becker    Fat Friar
Alfie Enoch    Dean Thomas
Terence Bayler    The Bloody Baron

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Story Creator    J.K. Rowling
Producer    David Heyman
Executive Producer    Chris Columbus
Executive Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Executive Producer    Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer    Duncan Henderson
Co-Producer    Tanya Seghatchian
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    Paula 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
First Assistant Director: Second Unit    Jamie Christopher
Visual Effects Supervisor    Roger Guyett

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July 21st, 2011

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The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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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

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/11/16 1 $129,490,758   3,672 $35,264   $129,490,758 7
2001/11/23 1 $66,537,204 -49% 3,672 $18,120   $196,027,962 14
2001/11/30 1 $28,893,884 -57% 3,672 $7,869   $224,921,846 21
2001/12/07 2 $18,428,137 -36% 3,672 $5,019   $243,349,983 28
2001/12/14 4 $17,307,844 -6% 3,422 $5,058   $260,657,827 35
2001/12/21 5 $19,957,631 +15% 3,311 $6,028   $280,615,458 42
2001/12/28 6 $13,858,551 -31% 3,186 $4,350   $294,474,009 49
2002/01/04 9 $7,163,546 -48% 2,681 $2,672   $301,637,555 56
2002/01/11 11 $5,435,221 -24% 2,170 $2,505   $307,072,776 63
2002/01/18 12 $3,098,827 -43% 1,851 $1,674   $310,171,603 70
2002/01/25 20 $1,754,366 -43% 1,202 $1,460   $311,925,969 77
2002/02/01 21 $1,256,736 -28% 907 $1,386   $313,182,705 84
2002/02/08 25 $814,480 -35% 505 $1,613   $313,997,185 91
2002/02/15 26 $423,806 -48% 311 $1,363   $314,420,991 98
2002/02/22 31 $312,561 -26% 206 $1,517   $314,733,552 105
2002/03/01 31 $328,675 +5% 215 $1,529   $315,062,227 112
2002/03/08 30 $384,470 +17% 228 $1,686   $315,446,697 119
2002/03/15 41 $207,138 -46% 172 $1,204   $315,653,835 126
2002/03/22 30 $535,333 +158% 291 $1,840   $316,189,168 133
2002/03/29 30 $417,067 -22% 270 $1,545   $316,606,235 140
2002/04/05 30 $287,211 -31% 160 $1,795   $316,893,446 147
2002/04/12 36 $200,056 -30% 111 $1,802   $317,093,502 154
2002/04/19 40 $158,953 -21% 57 $2,789   $317,252,455 161
2002/04/26 46 $120,697 -24% 43 $2,807   $317,373,152 168
2002/05/03 51 $81,681 -32% 40 $2,042   $317,454,833 175
2002/05/10 49 $64,603 -21% 30 $2,153   $317,519,436 182
2002/05/17 52 $56,114 -13% 63 $891   $317,575,550 189

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Russia (CIS) 10/21/2016 $29,221 36 36 36 $29,221 10/26/2016
United Kingdom 11/15/2001 $0 0 76 76 $84,564,922 9/15/2016
 
Rest of World $572,585,678
 
International Total$657,179,821 10/26/2016

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
4/17/2011927,602 27,602$932,412$932,412464
7/31/20111912,275 114,248$374,637$3,565,452479
11/13/2011925,962 164,353$266,889$4,080,523494

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