8 Interesting Facts Behind the Success of the Harry Potter Films (2001-2011)

It’s no secret that the film industry often adapts novels best-seller. The novel by JK Rowling is no exception. The appearance of the Harry Potter film itself is indeed eagerly awaited and highly anticipated by Harry Potter lovers, or known as Potterheads.

Of course, there are pros and cons that come before realizing the Harry Potter films. Indeed, the feud is over whether the production studio will be able to make this fantasy novel look real. Moreover, the imagination of each character must be made as similar and detailed as possible.

The film whose main character is a newcomer to the world of cinema has an interesting fact. For that, we will reveal some of these facts.

1. Adapted from a Novel that Made History

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter films are indeed adapted from books that have received a number of awards, ranging from the Whitaker Platinum Book Awards, the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year, the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards, and so on.

As of July 2013, the novels alone have sold about 450 million copies worldwide. This makes it the best-selling novel series of all time. It’s even been translated into 73 languages

The last four novels of the Harry Potter series even set a record. His record is as the fastest selling book in history.

This book is a fantasy genre that tells about the life of an orphan with extraordinary magical abilities named Harry Potter. The book itself has seven series, each series has a different problem and is getting darker.

There are actually seven Harry Potter books in the series, but when they were adapted into films, they turned into eight. The last series is Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows made into two parts. This is because the director wanted to make the final part of the Harry Potter series more memorable and still in accordance with the plot of the novel itself.

2. Made by 4 Different Directors


Harry Potter films are made by four different directors. There is Chris Columbus who directs the first series Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone and the second series Harry Potter and Chamber of Secret.

Then there’s Alfonso Cuaron directing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Then Mike Newell took over as director for the fourth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Finally, David Yates is believed to be the director of the fifth to eighth Harry Potter film series, namely Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

3. Hard Search for Harry Potter to Emma Watson Who Wants to Get Out


The next fact is when the production crew is looking for the main character in the Harry Potter film, namely Harry Potter. It could be said that when all the roles had actors and actresses playing, only this figure had yet to appear.

It could be said that it was quite difficult to find actors to play Harry Potter, until Chris Columbus finally found Daniel Radcliffe. Even after finding him, this director had to face another difficulty, namely Daniel Radcliffe’s parents did not agree with the child shooting because they were worried about the child’s life later.

Finally, David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter films, stepped in to persuade Daniel Radcliffe’s parents. They also agreed that their son would play Harry Potter.

Another challenge faced was when Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, wanted to leave franchise this movie. The reason for that was because he felt incredibly exhausted from the spotlight, his skyrocketing popularity, but felt alone in the process.

Luckily, it was not done. Emma Watson continues to play Hermione Granger until all of the series ends. Hermione Granger is an important figure in Harry Potter’s life.

4. Quidditch Scenes Are the Hardest to Create


Quidditch is a magical sport played by Harry Potter and there is even a world cup match. Even when we read the book, we know how cool and extraordinary Quidditch is.

However, behind that it turns out that the Quidditch scene is the most difficult thing to make because of the big challenges in it. A game that has to look real even though it’s not really real.

Until JK Rowling even made a Quidditch game guide. The book explains the rules of the game in more detail so that the creation of the Quidditch field that Potterheads await in the film can look real and authentic.

5. The Third Biggest Film in History vs. Not Included in the Highest-grossing Films


The Harry Potter film series does have ups and downs in income and achievements. This is evidenced from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the only film in the series that is not among the 50 highest grossing films.

Meanwhile, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 earned around US$1.3 billion in ticket sales worldwide. This makes it the third biggest film in history. Contrast, right?

6. Never Won an Oscar


Unfortunately, the popularity of the Harry Potter films, which made history, did not necessarily make this film an Oscar. Even until the last film in the series, he didn’t win at all.

Even though it has always been nominated for 12 nominations during the eight Academy Awards. The nominations ranged from costume design, cinematography, to makeup.

However, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II won many awards at the 2011 Scream Awards. In addition, this film also won awards from WhatsOnStage Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Empire Awards, and Saturn Awards.

7. Theatrical appearance after the film


After the Harry Potter film series had all been successfully screened, JK Rowling teamed up with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany to create a new story called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in a two-part show.

Of course, the ones playing this character are no longer Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, and Tom Felton. But another theater performer in the adult version.

This story was made to be performed at the West End Theatre. The backdrop is Harry Potter 19 years later as an employee of the Ministry of Magic with his second son, Albus Severus Potter.

8. So far, only Harry Potter has reunited


As it turns out, the Harry Potter films as of this writing are already around 20 years old. Even after two decades, this film is still in demand by Potterheads to be watched over and over again. This is also what made the producers make Harry Potter Reunion called Harry Potter 20th Anniversary.

The reunion was attended by the cast of the Harry Potter films such as Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, the directors, Helena Bonham Carter, and many more. Here they tell about their experiences and stories while filming the Harry Potter films.

When examined, the Harry Potter film is the first film to be made a reunion version. The reunion version has been done before but for the Friends series, not the film series. You can watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary on HBO Max in full.

If you are a Potterhead, you may get goosebumps, sad, touched, until you smile when watching it. Have a tissue ready while watching it.

For fans of fantasy films, this film is an interesting spectacle. There are eight films that you can enjoy to fill your spare time. No need to rush to finish it.

Well, for Potterheads who have all the books and all the films, you can use this method to enjoy all the Harry Potter films. The trick is to read the novel first and then watch the film. This will create a different sensation in enjoying the Harry Potter films. Enjoy watching!

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