Believe it or not it’s been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was released. It’s also worth noting that it’s been 16 years since the first movie was released. If there was ever a book series that could be argued as being the “most successful” ever it’s most certainly the Harry Potter series. Not only has each book had a movie based on it, one book had two movies based on it and the franchise has brought in billions upon billions of dollars.
Truth be told we might not even be starting when it comes to spinoffs, prequels, etc etc. If Fantastic Beasts and its sequel are any proof, there’s a lot more Harry Potter themed entertainment in store for us. It sure seems that J.K. Rowling is done with Harry Potter but I’m pretty sure she’ll collect some nice royalties off of anyone else’s creations.
Anyway, here’s a hearty Happy birthday to the series. We may never see another series of books like this one.
Here are some fun reactions from Twitter
— Thiego Novais (@thiegonovais) June 26, 2017
#HarryPotter20 The books were my comfort and hope when things were bad. And the best companion on rainy days.
— Sheeba Mammen (@Sheebabooklover) June 26, 2017
— welcome to chillis!! (@JaniceTheHui) June 26, 2017
— venus â™€ (@dareasfolk) June 26, 2017
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017