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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

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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 65 $317,575,550
All Time International Box Office 34 $657,179,821
All Time Worldwide Box Office 38 $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. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 65 $5,930,425 Jan 4, 2002 52
Fastest to $300m 64 $300,404,434 Jan 4, 2002 52
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 233 $5,930,425 Jan 4, 2002 52
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 261 $9,155,923 Jan 4, 2002 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 20 $10,978,760 Dec 28, 2001 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 109 $10,978,760 Dec 28, 2001 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 126 $17,399,201 Dec 28, 2001 45
Fastest to $250m 76 $253,269,579 Dec 14, 2001 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 85 $23,642,327 Nov 30, 2001 17
Fastest to $200m 72 $201,933,000 Nov 30, 2001 15
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 32 $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 $91,106,919 Nov 23, 2001 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 4 $82,462,755 Nov 23, 2001 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 16 $130,687,440 Nov 23, 2001 10
Fastest to $150m 66 $152,478,000 Nov 23, 2001 8
Biggest Domestic Thursday 58 $12,320,000 Nov 22, 2001 7
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 60 $12,655,000 Nov 21, 2001 6
Fastest to $100m 81 $104,591,000 Nov 16, 2001 5
Biggest Domestic Sunday 75 $24,448,477 Nov 18, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 11 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 68 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 27 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Animation/Live Action Weekend Domestic 24 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 19 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Fantasy Weekend Domestic 12 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic Non-Sequel Weekend 24 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top PG Weekend Domestic 13 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 15 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 74 $90,294,621 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top 2001 Theater Average 22 $24,590 Nov 16, 2001 3
Top Adventure Day Domestic 79 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Animation/Live Action Day Domestic 64 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Day Domestic 50 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Fantasy Day Domestic 29 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic Non-Sequel Day 52 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top PG Day Domestic 28 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Top Warner Bros. Day Domestic 36 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic November Day 24 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 70 $33,512,941 Nov 17, 2001 2
Fastest to $50m 68 $65,846,144 Nov 16, 2001 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 76 $32,333,203 Nov 16, 2001 1

Lead Ensemble Members

   Harry Potter
   Ronald 'Ron' Weasley
   Hermione Granger
   Hagrid
   Albus Dumbledore
   Professor Snape
   Professor/Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall

Supporting Cast

John Cleese    Nearly Headless Nick
Warwick Davis    Goblin Bank Teller/Professor Flitwick
Richard Griffiths    Uncle Vernon Dursley
Ian Hart    Professor Quirrell/Voldemort
John Hurt    Mr. Ollivander
Fiona Shaw    Aunt Petunia Dursley
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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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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

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