Harry Potter: Here's how much the magical franchise is worth
Just how many coins does Harry Potter have stacked in his vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank? That may be a question only J.K. Rowling can answer with certainty, but we do have at least an idea of what the author’s magical franchise is worth in real-world dollars, thanks to Coinage.
A new dispatch from Time Inc.’s personal finance video company crunches the numbers on the Harry Potter books, movies, and theme parks, and the results are downright spellbinding.
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Rowling’s books have sold more than 160 million copies in the U.S. alone, while the eight installments of Warner Bros’. film adaptation combined to gross $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Factoring in the recent spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks, and assorted memorabilia, the Potter franchise is worth an estimated $25 billion.
For those fluent in wizarding currency, that translates to about 52 million galleons, 11 sickles, and 15 knuts. Watch the video above for more.