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Mad Tony
11-09-07, 16:06
The Harry Potter film series has become the biggest in box office history, beating James Bond and Star Wars.

The five movies have taken $4.47bn (2.2bn) around the world, surpassing the $4.44bn (2.19bn) made by the spy franchise's 22 outings to date.
The six Star War films now sit in third place, with takings of $4.23bn (2bn).

There are still two Harry Potter films to be released next year and in 2010, based on the final instalments of the popular books by author JK Rowling.
'Unparalleled mark'

The latest film, The Order of the Phoenix, remains a box office draw in a dozen countries, and has taken over $920m (454m) around the world.
The film entered the UK box office chart at number one in July, taking six times as much as its nearest rival in just three days.
Each of the first five films is in the top 20 worldwide cinema releases of all time.

Warner Bros' domestic distribution president Dan Fellman said: "It is a thrill to see the Harry Potter franchise reach this unparalleled mark.
"With two movies yet to come, it is amazing to think what heights the franchise could reach by the end of the decade," he added.
Earlier this year, Casino Royale, the latest Bond film and the first to star Daniel Craig became one of the top 10 UK box office hits of all time.
But the film was outstripped by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was the second biggest film behind Titanic.


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6988671.stm
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I would've posted this in the Harry Potter thread, but the content isn't exclusively Harry Potter and I would get quite one-sided reaction in the Harry Potter thread (obviously :p).

Personally, I'm shocked by this. Yeah, I think the Harry Potter films are good but no way do I think they're better than the Star Wars and James Bond movies. :confused:

What does everyone else think of this?

MiCkiZ88
11-09-07, 16:09
Not a big shock at all. Considering there are lots of kids/teens/adults that love Harry Potter. I can't think of that many who love Star Wars or James Bond that quickly.

Mad Tony
11-09-07, 16:10
Not a big shock at all. Considering there are lots of kids/teens/adults that love Harry Potter. I can't think of that many who love Star Wars or James Bond that quickly.Counted me? :whi: :p

And I quite like the Star Wars films as well. :)

larson n natla
11-09-07, 16:10
The Harry Potter film series has become the biggest in box office history, beating James Bond and Star Wars.

The five movies have taken $4.47bn (2.2bn) around the world, surpassing the $4.44bn (2.19bn) made by the spy franchise's 22 outings to date.
The six Star War films now sit in third place, with takings of $4.23bn (2bn).

There are still two Harry Potter films to be released next year and in 2010, based on the final instalments of the popular books by author JK Rowling.
'Unparalleled mark'

The latest film, The Order of the Phoenix, remains a box office draw in a dozen countries, and has taken over $920m (454m) around the world.
The film entered the UK box office chart at number one in July, taking six times as much as its nearest rival in just three days.
Each of the first five films is in the top 20 worldwide cinema releases of all time.

Warner Bros' domestic distribution president Dan Fellman said: "It is a thrill to see the Harry Potter franchise reach this unparalleled mark.
"With two movies yet to come, it is amazing to think what heights the franchise could reach by the end of the decade," he added.
Earlier this year, Casino Royale, the latest Bond film and the first to star Daniel Craig became one of the top 10 UK box office hits of all time.
But the film was outstripped by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was the second biggest film behind Titanic.


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6988671.stm
---------------------------------------------------------------

I would've posted this in the Harry Potter thread, but the content isn't exclusively Harry Potter and I would get quite one-sided reaction in the Harry Potter thread (obviously :p).

Personally, I'm shocked by this. Yeah, I think the Harry Potter films are good but no way do I think they're better than the Star Wars and James Bond movies. :confused:

What does everyone else think of this?


yeah starwars was gettin lame

james bond got lame harry potters gettin lame




they all do the same thing in everyfilm


though starwars still deserves it most

petujaymz
11-09-07, 16:11
What? :confused:

Harry Potter Lego!

http://www.lego.com/eng/harrypotter/default.asp

:wve:

danitiwa
11-09-07, 16:11
:D *HP obsessed fan* *REALLY HAPPY*

Dakaruch
11-09-07, 16:11
well i like Harry Potter movies but no way it can pass Star Wars! i'm shocked:yik:
and even James Bond beat Star Wars? ****...
but also they are comparing a saga with 20 movies to a saga with 6 in case of SW and 7 with harry potter... it seems that harry potter is really loved through the world

Lenochka
11-09-07, 16:12
Meh, I'm not really a Potter fan at all... But i guess i have to throw in a congrats to the franchise for such an achievement. :)

danitiwa
11-09-07, 16:13
well i like Harry Potter movies but no way it can pass Star Wars! i'm shocked:yik:
and even James Bond beat Star Wars? ****...
but also they are comparing a saga with 20 movies to a saga with 6 in case of SW and 7 with harry potter... it seems that harry potter is really loved through the world

Rather Star Wars than James Bond for me, def... But woah; I mean those are all time classics! :yik:

MiCkiZ88
11-09-07, 16:14
Counted me? :whi: :p

And I quite like the Star Wars films as well. :)lol.. You're the only one I counted.

I like all three series. Although Star Wars is my least favourite of them. Some of the films are really boring. I prefer the Classic Bond films over the new ones. Although I did love Golden Eye. HP.. meh.. still haven't gotten in to it really. Must be because I haven't read any of the books.

Mad Tony
11-09-07, 16:14
:D *HP obsessed fan* *REALLY HAPPY*James Bond obsessed fan *REALLY NOT HAPPY* :pi: :D :p

xcrushterx
11-09-07, 16:15
I'm not really surprised. But what does suprise me is that the movie franchise is not even finished yet and it's already the biggest in history :eek:

Bonez
11-09-07, 16:20
Not surprised at all, that it beat star wars. James Bond, I am a little...

Look how well the books did though, the majority who bought the books will most likely go and see the film aswell.

bloodstormaoa
11-09-07, 16:22
What a shame.....hardly a surprise though

VonCroy360
11-09-07, 16:27
I heard it and I have to say I thought it was a surprise, seeing that the James Bond franchise has four time more movies.
This should be in the general thread. :)

danitiwa
11-09-07, 16:30
James Bond obsessed fan *REALLY NOT HAPPY* :pi: :D :p

*pats back*

HP is better...:mis:

troy tr
11-09-07, 18:41
WooHoo! Harry Potter do us proud!

Angel_14
11-09-07, 18:44
I'm not a big H.P. fan, but I really like the books and the movies. However I prefer the books, because they cut out a terrible amount of stuff in the films :p

Anyway, congrats Potter. :D

interstellardave
11-09-07, 18:53
As time goes by there's more people in the world, numbers are skewed because of this. To compare films like that is meaningless for so many reasons. And it never speaks to relative quality either.

Rivendell
11-09-07, 19:01
Personally, I'm shocked by this. Yeah, I think the Harry Potter films are good but no way do I think they're better than the Star Wars and James Bond movies.

Doesn't mean they're better by any mean. Look at some of the TR sales figures. Some games that sold more than others have the most criticism.

troy tr
11-09-07, 19:02
I admit quality and popularity are different, but I strongly believe popularity is much more significant. The film studios wants to churn more money and thats why HP is more meaningful for many reasons rather than other high budget high quality (example)sci-fi movies but crave no attention at all.

Theres power in numbers.

Joe_16
11-09-07, 19:02
It's not that surprising really. They had to be up there somewhere.

peffect
11-09-07, 19:14
Personally, I'm shocked by this. Yeah, I think the Harry Potter films are good but no way do I think they're better than the Star Wars and James Bond movies. :confused:

What does everyone else think of this?


...

Do you think if Harry Potter is just "good", would be such a success?

I'm a fan of Harry Potter, and personally, I don't think I'll live longer to discover a world as original/huge/fascinating as the HP's one.
But I believe, HP movies are what they are today mainly because of JK Rowling, not Warner Bros Pictures.

The movies are just a certain material reflection of the image most of HP fans are making in their minds of how perfect the thing is.

Mad Tony
11-09-07, 19:16
Do you think if Harry Potter is just "good", would be such a success?
I said "I'M shocked". Doesn't mean everyone else is. Personally I think the films are just good but obviously many others don't. But that doesn't mean by opinion isn't valid.

peffect
11-09-07, 19:31
Valid. For me, the validity may be of a wrong fact.
But you, as everyone else, are free; And this your opinion. Just accept that you are among the minority.

Draco
11-09-07, 23:48
I have yet to read or watch anything Harry Potter.

Izzie404
12-09-07, 04:20
I have never became particularly interested in the series of James Bond [except for Pierce Brosnan] or Star Wars [never understood] so I am really happy that this happened, but I'm scared to know what's going to happen for the next movies. Maybe they can 'halve' the ticket prices, because they don't need any more money :p

Mad Tony
12-09-07, 06:25
Just accept that you are among the minority.How do you know? :confused: Have you actually asked everyone who watches films their view on the Harry Potter franchise? ;)

just croft
12-09-07, 13:29
Not a big shock at all. Considering there are lots of kids/teens/adults that love Harry Potter. I can't think of that many who love Star Wars or James Bond that quickly.

on the contrary I like Starwars, James Bond and Harry potter, but if I have to scale them Harry potter would be in third for me ;)

Apofiss
12-09-07, 13:59
Never really enjoyed SW (yeah classics have its charm, but that's it about it) and the only worth watching Bond movie imo is the very last, thanks to Daniel Craig. HP all the way haha!

peffect
12-09-07, 14:25
How do you know? :confused: Have you actually asked everyone who watches films their view on the Harry Potter franchise? ;)

The Harry Potter film series has become the biggest in box office history, beating James Bond and Star Wars.

The five movies have taken $4.47bn (2.2bn) around the world, surpassing the $4.44bn (2.19bn) made by the spy franchise's 22 outings to date.
The six Star War films now sit in third place, with takings of $4.23bn (2bn).

There are still two Harry Potter films to be released next year and in 2010, based on the final instalments of the popular books by author JK Rowling.
'Unparalleled mark'

The latest film, The Order of the Phoenix, remains a box office draw in a dozen countries, and has taken over $920m (454m) around the world.
The film entered the UK box office chart at number one in July, taking six times as much as its nearest rival in just three days.
Each of the first five films is in the top 20 worldwide cinema releases of all time.

Warner Bros' domestic distribution president Dan Fellman said: "It is a thrill to see the Harry Potter franchise reach this unparalleled mark.
"With two movies yet to come, it is amazing to think what heights the franchise could reach by the end of the decade," he added.

But the film was outstripped by Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was the second biggest film behind Titanic.


How many people do you think will be "shocked"? If I don't say, is there any? :p

Sara Croft
12-09-07, 14:33
Im not shocked at all. The books are fantastic and the films are really good (though they do drop alot of importand stuff thats in the books), but I wouldnt think they wouold beat james bond, but as I said. Im not shocked and not sad. Because im not not fond of eithre james bond or star wars. :p

peffect
12-09-07, 14:36
Harry Potter in 20/25 years will have the same popularity as Star Wars/ James Bond has, today.

Angelus
12-09-07, 14:44
The first three films were great, but the last two have been a mess.