Budget: $125 million
Worldwide gross: $974.76 million
The first Harry Potter film, released back in 2001, still holds the record for biggest Thanksgiving weekend gross with $82.39 million in the U.S. over the five-day period.
'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'
Budget: $100 million
Worldwide gross: $878.98 million
Audiences weren't quite as spellbound by the second Potter film as they were by the first, with the 2002 follow-up Chamber of Secrets grossing $878.98 million worldwide.
'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'
Budget: $130 million
Worldwide gross: $796.69 million
The worst performing of all of the Harry Potter films, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed Prisoner of Azkaban still managed to rack up $796.69 million worldwide when it was released in the summer of 2004, almost two years after the previous film hit theaters.
'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'
Budget: $150 million
Worldwide gross: $896.91 million
As Potter is selected to participate in a dangerous magic tournament in the fourth film, audiences were captivated by the young wizard's powers once more, helping Goblet of Fire rake in nearly $900 million worldwide.
'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'
Budget: $150 million
Worldwide gross: $939.89 million
Potter settled into its new home as a July release with 2007's Order of the Phoenix, which brought in the series' second-highest worldwide gross to date.
'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
Budget: $250 million
Worldwide gross: $934.42 million
Potter hit the jackpot again in July 2009 with TheHalf-Blood Prince. But although the film grossed $934.42 million worldwide, its budget was significantly higher than those of previous films in the series, ballooning to $250 million.
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1'
Worldwide gross: $960.28 million
Warner Bros. split the final Harry Potter story into two films, the first of which was released just before Thanksgiving in 2010. The third-highest-grossing film in the series earned more than $960 million worldwide.
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'
Worldwide gross: $1.34 billion
The final Harry Potter film still ranks as the fourth-highest-grossing movie of all time, earning more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide. The film also holds the record for the biggest opening day gross, worldwide opening weekend, July weekend gross, and Friday and single-day gross.
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