‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Passes $1 Billion at Box Office After China Debut Amid Pandemic

The 2001 film hit #1 in China and made $13.6 million from 16,000 screens over the weekend

A China re-release of the first Harry Potter film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” amid the COVID-19 pandemic has helped push the 2001 movie above the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

As part of China’s reopening of its movie theaters following the pandemic, the original Harry Potter film hit number one at the box office and made an estimated $13.6m on 16,000 screens, including $2.1 million from 594 IMAX screens.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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