When Did The Harry Potter Books Come Out?


Harry Potter’s books have entertained millions of people all around the world. The immense passion through which they were appreciated soon became the reason for the book converting into one of the biggest movie franchises of our times. It has rushed potter heads with anger, fear, excitement, and joy throughout its sequence both in the books and the movies.

Harry Potter was such a big success that its author, J.K. Rowling became the very first author billionaire in the world, which is not a small feat to achieve. There are many questions that many fans have regarding this phenomenal piece of writing and performance. And one of them related to the books of this franchise is “When Did The Harry Potter Books Come Out?” And that is exactly what we will be answering in this article at. So without further ado, let’s get right to it

Well, the first book ( Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, which as you might have guessed was the source for the very first movie came out on the 26th of June 1997. Down below is a list of the dates when the books of Harry Potter came out along with their names

Name Of The BookDate On Which It Was
Released
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s
Stone
26 June 1997
Harry Potter And The Chamber
Of Secrets
2nd July 1998
Harry Potter And The Prisoner
Of Azkaban
8 July 1999
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire8 July 2000
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix21 June 2003
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceJuly 16 2005
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows21 July 2007

What Is The Total Number Of Harry Potter Books?

As mentioned above, there are a total of 7 Harry Potter Books and 8 Harry Potter Movies

Which Of The Harry Potter Books Is The Longest?

The longest Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which comes with nearly 800 pages {766 (Original UK Edition); 800 (2014 UK Edition); 870 (US Edition)}

What is the best Harry Potter book?

Well, this question obviously comes with many subjective answers. And it is a topic that potter heads all over the world have been fighting over for a quite a while now. But in a voting session that was held some time ago, Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban won as the best book by getting 543 votes

What is JK Rowling’s favorite Harry Potter book?

Well, surprisingly, the favorite book of the author of Harry Potter ( J.K. Rowling ) is also the same as that was determined by the voting session we just mentioned above. Yeah, that’s right, the favourite Harry Potter book of J.K. Rowling is also Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

Which Harry Potter book is the scariest?

Well for many it is the goblet of fire and other regard the deathly hollows as being the scariest Harry Potter book

What is the least favorite Harry Potter book?

Here is a look into a recent survey online where Potterheads answered this question. According to this the least favorite Harry Potter book was the Order Of The Phoenix followed by the Chamber Of Secrets

Order of the Phoenix   24 votes, 21.2%
Chamber of Secrets   19 votes, 16.8%
Half-Blood Prince   17 votes, 15.0%
Ha. Ha. That’s not even possible! They were ALL amazing! <3 lol (write-in)   14 votes, 12.4%
Sorcerers Stone   13 votes, 11.5%
Goblet of Fire   12 votes, 10.6%
Deathly Hallows   8 votes, 7.1%
Prisoner of Azkaban   5 votes, 4.4%
i haven’t read harry potter yet. DON”T SPOIL!!! (write-in)   1 vote, 0.9%

When Did The Harry Potter Movies Come Out?

Harry Potter movies added further light to the already glowing fame of Harry Potter, so lets take a look at their time of release

  • 1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Released in 2001 and was the very first movie of Harry Potter was released and this is what created the hype of the Harry Potter series
  • 2. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Released in 2002, the second of the series which was directed by Chris Columbus, the same guy who directed te first movie
  • 3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The 3rd movie of the series was released in 2004. This was the first time there was a year delay as this part came to the cinemas in 2004
  • 4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: This was released in 2005 and directed by Mike Newelson
  • 5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Released in 2007 and directed by David Yates
  • 6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Released in 2009 and directed by David Yates again
  • 7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: Released in 2010 & directed by David Yates
  • 8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: released in 2011 & directed by David Yates. This movie proved to be the most lucrative one for the franchise and ended up earning over $1.34 Billion in revenue

Hopefully, this article was helpful in answering “When Did The Harry Potter Books Come Out?” along with some other related questions that you might have had. If you want to know if Harry Potter won any Oscars then we have a great article written on that discussing all of the relevant aspects. Do give it a look if you are interested, “Did Harry Potter Win Any Oscars? And if you want to know some interesting facts about Harry Potter, indepenent.co has a great article written on just that so do give it a look too “20 facts devoted Harry Potter fans should know” Lastly, stay tuned to CinePhileSpeaks for more interesting articles about your favorite characters and stories

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