Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is celebrating a huge box office milestone almost 20 years after its original release!
The first Harry Potter movie has passed 1 billion dollars at the global box office. Its return to cinemas in China and other international markets a couple of weeks ago helped boost the film's total earnings to $1,001,260,000 worldwide.
'Sorcerer's Stone' is the second film in the juggernaut franchise to achieve the feat, with the final installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 being the first to do in 2011.
Warner Bros. Pictures' President for International Distribution Andrew Cripps announced the news. "We are thrilled to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone delight a new generation of audiences," he said. "The popularity of the film with moviegoers in China, who are discovering it for the first time, proves that the appeal of these stories is truly timeless and universal."