Follow us on

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
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  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

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 58 $317,575,550
All Time International Box Office 31 $657,179,821
All Time Worldwide Box Office 34 $974,755,371
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 9 $317,575,550
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 6 $657,179,821
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 5 $974,755,371

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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. The Hunger Games
Create your own comparison chart…
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 62 $5,930,425 Jan 4, 2002 52
Fastest to $300m 55 $300,404,434 Jan 4, 2002 52
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 227 $5,930,425 Jan 4, 2002 52
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 256 $8,829,290 Jan 4, 2002 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 19 $10,978,760 Dec 28, 2001 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 106 $10,978,760 Dec 28, 2001 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 123 $16,778,494 Dec 28, 2001 45
Fastest to $250m 67 $253,269,579 Dec 14, 2001 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 79 $23,642,327 Nov 30, 2001 17
Fastest to $200m 63 $201,933,000 Nov 30, 2001 15
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 27 $57,487,755 Nov 23, 2001 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 3 $57,487,755 Nov 23, 2001 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 2 $87,856,728 Nov 23, 2001 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 4 $82,462,755 Nov 23, 2001 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 14 $126,025,235 Nov 23, 2001 10
Fastest to $150m 57 $152,478,000 Nov 23, 2001 8
Biggest Domestic Thursday 52 $12,320,000 Nov 22, 2001 7
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 53 $12,655,000 Nov 21, 2001 6
Fastest to $100m 72 $104,591,000 Nov 16, 2001 5
Biggest Domestic Sunday 65 $24,448,477 Nov 18, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 9 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 60 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 26 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Animation/Live Action Weekend Domestic 22 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 18 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Fantasy Weekend Domestic 12 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top PG Weekend Domestic 12 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 14 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 64 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Adventure Day Domestic 73 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Animation/Live Action Day Domestic 59 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Day Domestic 47 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Fantasy Day Domestic 29 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top PG Day Domestic 25 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Warner Bros. Day Domestic 35 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic November Day 21 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 61 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Fastest to $50m 59 $65,846,144 Nov 16, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 66 $32,333,203 Nov 16, 2001 1

Cast

   Harry Potter
   Ronald 'Ron' Weasley
   Hermione Granger
John Cleese    Nearly Headless Nick
   Hagrid
Warwick Davis    Goblin Bank Teller/Professor Flitwick
Richard Griffiths    Uncle Vernon Dursley
   Albus Dumbledore
Ian Hart    Professor Quirrell/Voldemort
John Hurt    Mr. Ollivander
   Professor Snape
Fiona Shaw    Aunt Petunia Dursley
   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

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

September 3rd, 2012

This week is again loaded with TV on DVD releases, including several in the top best sellers according to Amazon.com. The best TV on DVD release in terms of comedy is 2 Broke Girls: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray, while Person of Interest: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray is the best TV on DVD release as far as the dramas are concerned. Both are contenders for Pick of the Week, but neither quite gets there. The Five-Year Engagement on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes a little close, but in the end I went with Headhunters on DVD or Blu-ray. Just keep an eye on the price of the Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Finding the Source of the Problem

August 12th, 2011

It was a slow week on the home market, especially on Blu-ray, where it was a rare week suffering from year-over-year declines. But more on that in a bit. The number one selling Blu-ray was Source Code with 189,000 units. It was a little disappointing on DVD and its opening week Blu-ray ratio was just under 33%, acceptable, but not great. It was visual enough that upgrading to High Definition wasn't a bad choice, but second-tier enough that I would understand if a lot of people just didn't want to bother with the extra price. More...

Analysis: Harry Potter and the Big Pile of Money

July 21st, 2011

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

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

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 GrossWeek
2001/11/16 1 $129,490,758   3,672 $35,264   $129,490,758 1
2001/11/23 1 $66,537,204 -49% 3,672 $18,120   $196,027,962 2
2001/11/30 1 $28,893,884 -57% 3,672 $7,869   $224,921,846 3
2001/12/07 2 $18,428,137 -36% 3,672 $5,019   $243,349,983 4
2001/12/14 4 $17,307,844 -6% 3,422 $5,058   $260,657,827 5
2001/12/21 5 $19,957,631 +15% 3,311 $6,028   $280,615,458 6
2001/12/28 6 $13,858,551 -31% 3,186 $4,350   $294,474,009 7
2002/01/04 9 $7,163,546 -48% 2,681 $2,672   $301,637,555 8
2002/01/11 11 $5,435,221 -24% 2,170 $2,505   $307,072,776 9
2002/01/18 12 $3,098,827 -43% 1,851 $1,674   $310,171,603 10
2002/01/25 20 $1,754,366 -43% 1,202 $1,460   $311,925,969 11
2002/02/01 21 $1,256,736 -28% 907 $1,386   $313,182,705 12
2002/02/08 25 $814,480 -35% 505 $1,613   $313,997,185 13
2002/02/15 26 $423,806 -48% 311 $1,363   $314,420,991 14
2002/02/22 31 $312,561 -26% 206 $1,517   $314,733,552 15
2002/03/01 31 $328,675 +5% 215 $1,529   $315,062,227 16
2002/03/08 30 $384,470 +17% 228 $1,686   $315,446,697 17
2002/03/15 41 $207,138 -46% 172 $1,204   $315,653,835 18
2002/03/22 30 $535,333 +158% 291 $1,840   $316,189,168 19
2002/03/29 30 $417,067 -22% 270 $1,545   $316,606,235 20
2002/04/05 30 $287,211 -31% 160 $1,795   $316,893,446 21
2002/04/12 36 $200,056 -30% 111 $1,802   $317,093,502 22
2002/04/19 40 $158,953 -21% 57 $2,789   $317,252,455 23
2002/04/26 46 $120,697 -24% 43 $2,807   $317,373,152 24
2002/05/03 51 $81,681 -32% 40 $2,042   $317,454,833 25
2002/05/10 49 $64,603 -21% 30 $2,153   $317,519,436 26
2002/05/17 52 $56,114 -13% 63 $891   $317,575,550 27

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

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.