Another movie franchise list! To some, Harry Potter movies may seem like a series for children, but the budgets and wages sure aren’t childish! Ms. Joanne (J.K.) Rowling can be proud.

Harry Potter movies in chronological order

1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone-the-sorcerers-stone-movie-poster

a.k.a. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $125,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $380,000
  • Fun fact: Harry Potter 1 was the second worldwide highest world grossing movie after Titanic
  • Pre-release codename: ?

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2 Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002)harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-movie-poster

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $100,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $4,500,000
  • Fun fact: Tickets for the film went on sale in the UK more than a month before the film was due to open.
  • Pre-release codename: Incident on 57th Street

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3 Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-movie-poster

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $130,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $5,100,000
  • Fun fact: To prevent the child actors to be subject to any foul language, movie director Alfonso Cuaron’s contract had a clause that forbade him from swearing in their presence.
  • Pre-release codename: Radiator Blues

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4 Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2005)harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-poster

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $150,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $16,700,000
  • Fun fact: In the scene where contestants enter the arena for the third task, girls are seen dancing the Macarena in the audience.
  • Pre-release codename: Happy Days

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5 Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix (2007)harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-poster

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $150,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $21,300,000
  • Fun fact: In the scene where the students eat breakfast in the Great Hall, there are boxes of cereal named Cheeri-Owls and Pixie-Puffs that have similar color schemes as Cheerios and Sugar Puffs.
  • Pre-release codename: “The Raven” and “Tip-Top”

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6 Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (2009)harry-potter-and-the-half-blood-prince-poster

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $250,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $25,000,000
  • Fun fact: It’s good to have friends: Emma Watson successfully recommended Jessie Cave for the role of Lavender Brown, even though she was not among the other 7,000 auditioning girls.
  • Pre-release codename/working title: “Champion” and “Candlelit”

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7 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part 1 (2010)225278id1g_HP7_27x40_1Sheet.indd

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $125,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $19,500,000 ($39 million combo deal for Parts 1 and 2)
  • Fun fact: At the last moment the original 3D release was scrapped because there were technical difficulties to convert the film in to the right 3D format.
  • Pre-release codename/working title: ?

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8 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part 2 (2011)harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-2-poster

  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Film budget: $225,000,000
  • Daniel Radcliffe’s salary: $19,500,000 ($39 million combo deal for Parts 1 and 2)
  • Fun fact: The Harry Potter movies received a total of twelve oscar nominations, but none was awarded.
  • Pre-release codename/working title: Extra Time

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