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The Harry Potter movies are the highest-grossing film series of all time
Now before you say “Duh!”, think about this for a moment. In 2007, Potter passed James Bond and Star Wars, having grossed 4.47 billion at that time from just FIVE movies. There had been TWENTY-ONE Bond films at that point and six Star Wars flicks. The HP franchise shows no signs of relinquishing its title, with its most recent two movies having amassed an additional 1.9 billion and one more film set to release this Christmas. If you’re still not satisfied, just look at the average worldwide gross per film - Harry Potter: $909.9 million, Star Wars: $551.4 million, James Bond: $220.6 million. Inflation does factor into those numbers, but Harry still nearly doubles the Star Wars average.