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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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He Who Must Not Be Named
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Storyline

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Rubeus Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. Written by Carly

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Hidden deep within in the school lies an object that can make you immortal,that can make you powerful,that can make you deadly! See more »


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Rated PG for some scary moments and mild language | See all certifications »

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16 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,335,627 (United Kingdom), 18 November 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,294,621, 18 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$317,575,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$974,755,371, 6 November 2011
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, Daniel Radcliffe changed the screen language on Robbie Coltrane's mobile phone to Turkish. Coltrane had to phone Hair Designer Eithne Fennel's Turkish father in order to find out Turkish for "change language". See more »

Goofs

(at around 34 mins) Harry and Ron first encounter each other on the platform at King's Cross station, yet on the Hogwarts Express, when Ron asks Harry if he can share his compartment, mountains can be seen out of the windows. This could not be until at least a couple of hours after leaving London. Why did it take Ron so long to find a seat? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor McGonagall: [as a cat] Mraow!
Dumbledore: I should have known that you would be here, Professor McGonagall.
[Professor McGonagall transfigures into her human self]
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Crazy Credits

Richard Bremmer (the face and voice of Lord Voldemort) is credited as "He Who Must Not Be Named", Lord Voldemort's title. See more »

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Featured in Faux Raccord: Harry Potter 1 & 2 (2010) See more »

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Please Stay
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Written by Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, John Williams, and John Themis
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As good an adaption as could ever be expected
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

To be faced with the challenge of adapting Harry Potter for the Silver screen must have been any director's nightmare- the chance of directing possibly the biggest film of this decade, but also the hardest audience-the millions of fans of the book who know every line and will pick up on every mistake. Being one of the above, I can only say that Christopher Columbus and all of the team working on HP did marvelously. The cast was brilliant (particularly notable are Alan Rickman as Snape, Maggie Smith as McGonagall, and the eerily creepy David Bradley as Argus Filch), the directing wonderful, and the scenery perfect. The only qualm is that it does not track perfectly with the book, but squeezed into 2.5 hours, this can only be expected. Well done all involved!


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