This weekend you know what everybody is going to see??? You don’t know then you don’t know the history of Harry Potter! Time and time again they have proven to be a blockbuster. With sequel after squeal remaining to be big repeatedly in the box office. And once again the new Harry Potter is here to take over check the history for you guys don’t know a guaranteed nine figured box office history looks like.
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‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ (2001)
The Plot: The first chapter in the film series introduces the world of Harry Potter in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Unaware of his true calling, the orphan Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) lives in the outskirts of London with his nasty aunt and uncle and their spoiled brat of a son (all three are Muggles — persons not born into the magical world). On his 11th birthday, Harry receives repeated invitations to attend Hogwarts, despite his uncle’s efforts to block them. Harry is escorted by the gentle giant Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) to get his magical gear and go to school, whose headmaster is the wise old wizard Dumbledore (Richard Harris), and he also learns about his mysterious past: His parents were murdered by an evil wizard named Voldemort when he was just a baby, and he is now widely known as “The Boy Who Lived.” Harry befriends loyal comrades Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), and a mystery soon unfolds when the trio stumble upon a plot to steal the coveted Sorcerer’s Stone (which can deliver the power of immortality), hidden in the dungeons of Hogwarts. At first suspecting Potions Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), it turns out that Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor Quirrell (Ian Hart) plans to use the Stone to help resurrect Voldemort.
The Highlights: Harry’s magic wand chooses him in Diagon Alley; the Sorting Hat picks Gryffindor House for Harry along with Ron and Hermione; Harry’s first Quidditch match, in which he captures the golden snitch — and almost swallows it; the trio must get past Fluffy, the giant three-headed dog; Lord Voldemort reveals himself in the back of Quirrell’s head.
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (2002)
The Plot: Harry is warned not to go to school by a house elf named Dobby, but he ignores the pleas and reunites with pals Ron and Hermione for their second year at Hogwarts. When various people and then Hermione are found petrified, Harry discovers that someone has opened the Chamber of Secrets, unleashing a fearsome serpentine monster. Pompous Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Gilderoy Lockhart (Kenneth Branagh) does more harm than good to help the situation, while a former Hogwarts student, Tom Riddle (Christian Coulson), has been manipulating Ron’s little sister, Ginny (Bonnie Wright), to do his bidding. Harry discovers that Riddle is actually a memory preserved in a diary, and learns that he went on to become He Who Must Not Be Named, Lord Voldemort. Armed with his magic wand and Ron by his side, Harry heads down into the Chamber of Secrets to save Ginny, confront the deadly Basilisk, and destroy Riddle’s diary.
The Highlights: We meet the ghost Moaning Myrtle (Shirley Henderson) in the girl’s lavatory; screaming baby mandrake roots; Harry and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) duel with their wands, prompting Harry to learn that he can speak to snakes; Harry and Ron face Aragog the giant spider, and must escape his swarm of sons and daughters in Ron’s flying car; Harry battles the Basilisk.
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ (2004)
The Plot: Harry’s third year at Hogwarts gets off to a shaky start when he is informed that Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) — the man who betrayed his parents and sold them out to Voldemort — has escaped from Azkaban Prison and is out to kill him. Dangerous guards of Azkaban, Dementors, circle Hogwarts to protect the school, providing for some close calls with Harry, and Remus Lupin (David Thewlis), a werewolf, steps in as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to mentor Harry and prepare him to defend himself. But it turns out that Sirius, Harry’s godfather, was framed and is looking to clear his name. The real culprit is Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall), who has been disguised as Ron’s rat for the last 12 years while Sirius was falsely accused of his murder. As the Dementors move in to capture Sirius, Harry and Hermione use her magical Time-Turner pendant to turn back time and help him escape.
The Highlights: Harry inflates his obnoxious Aunt Marge; Harry’s wild ride through the streets of London on the magic triple-decker Knight Bus; ice forms on the windows as Dementors stop the Hogwarts Express; our hero approaches the Hippogriff Buckbeak and soars on his back; Hermione punches Draco Malfoy in the face; the Whomping Willow represents the change of seasons; Lupin transforms into a werewolf and battles Sirius in dog form.
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
The Plot: The Triwizard Tournament sets the stage for the action in Harry, Ron and Hermione’s fourth year at Hogwarts. Three students from different schools are chosen to compete in a trio of death-defying challenges, and Harry’s name is chosen from the Goblet of Fire, even though he is too young to participate. Meanwhile, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson) is tasked to look after Harry and protect him from the evil forces of Voldemort. The Triwizard Yule Ball is coming up, and Harry wants to ask Cho Chang (Katie Leung), who he has a crush on, but his Triwizard competitor, Cedric Diggory (a pre-’Twilight’ Robert Pattinson), has beaten him to it. During the final challenge, Harry saves Cedric in a labyrinth and the two agree to grab the coveted Triwizard Cup at the same time, unexpectedly transporting them to a graveyard where Voldemort’s minion, Peter Pettigrew, lies in wait. Under the weakened Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) command, Pettigrew kills Cedric and draws Harry’s blood, reviving the dark lord’s power for a dramatic duel with the boy wizard, who grabs the Cup to escape.
The Highlights: Mad-Eye Moody turns Draco Malfoy into a ferret; Harry takes on the Hungarian Horntail dragon in the first Triwizard competition; Harry and Ron strike out with their dates at the Yule Ball; Harry develops gills and flippers with the help of the Gillyweed in the second Triwizard challenge; Mad-Eye Moody’s body transforms back into the devious Death Eater Barty Crouch Jr. (David Tennant).
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2007)
The Plot: When Harry and Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) try to warn the Ministry of Magic that Voldemort has returned, the powers that be scoff at the idea and send a new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) to keep an eye on Hogwarts. A Ministry official, Umbridge runs with a decidedly stricter set of rules, posting each new one on the wall, and soon usurps Dumbledore as headmaster of Hogwarts, forbidding practical magic. But a rebellious Harry, Ron and Hermione secretly organize “Dumbledore’s Army” and practice defensive magic — with the help of the hidden Room of Requirement — to take on Voldemort’s band of “Death Eaters,” including Draco’s father Lucius Malfoy (Jason Isaacs) and Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter). When Harry and his friends are ambushed at the Department of Mysteries, Dumbledore’s team arrives just in time for the battle, including Harry’s godfather Sirius Black, but Sirius is killed in the melee before Voldemort and Dumbledore face off. Voldemort briefly possesses Harry before vanishing, and the boy wizard learns the prophecy that either he or Voldemort will kill the other.
The Highlights: Dolores Umbridge tortures Harry in her pink office with collectible kitten plates on the wall; Harry’s first kiss with Cho Chang under the mistletoe; the Weasley brothers (James and Oliver Phelps) sabotage the Owl exams with fireworks and destroy all of Umbridge’s rules; Umbridge is carried away into the forest by the Centaurs; Dumbledore and Voldemort face off in the Ministry of Magic.
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (2009)’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1′ (2010)
The Plot: Dumbledore is dead. Can Harry successfully take on the dark wizard Voldemort without his mentor’s help? To get a fighting chance, Harry and longtime friends Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the Horcruxes — keys to Voldemort’s immortality. If Harry can destroy them all, then Voldemort will be mortal once again — and able to be defeated. But a long-feared war has broken out, and now nowhere is safe for the Hogwarts students. With Harry being hunted by Voldemort’s Death Eaters, will the boy wizard be ready in time for the ultimate battle? Part 2 of ‘Deathly Hallows’ hits theaters July 15.
The Highlights: See for yourself when the movie arrives in theaters this weekend!
The Plot: Hormones are racing among the students of Hogwarts thanks to a powerful love potion from Potions Professor Horace Slughorn’s (Jim Broadbent) class. Harry, Ron and Hermione are not immune, grappling with growing jealousy as they prepare to battle the evil Voldemort, who is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds. While Ron finds himself the center of attention due to his Quidditch prowess, Harry excels in class with the help of a potions textbook previously owned by the mysterious “Half-Blood Prince.” Meanwhile, Voldemort has sent Harry’s student nemesis, Draco Malfoy, to assassinate Dumbledore, and at the critical moment, he fails. Professor Snape steps in to do the job, revealing to Harry that he is actually the Half-Blood Prince. With Dumbledore dead, Harry, Ron and Hermione vow to find the rest of Voldemort’s seven Horcruxes (items that grant immortality to its owner’s soul) in order to destroy them and defeat the dark lord.
The Highlights: Harry sees Dumbledore recruit a young Tom Riddle/Voldemort using the wizard’s memory vials; Ron becomes a Hogwarts celebrity and chick-magnet after proving his prowess as a Quidditch keeper (mistakenly thinking he’s swallowed Harry’s good luck tonic); Harry and Ginny Weasley’s first kiss is thwarted by an attack by Bellatrix Lestrange; Ron consumes a love potion intended for Harry and swoons at the moon; Harry and Ginny finally kiss in the Room of Requirement.