The Harry Potter movie series is undoubtedly one of the most successful franchises of all time. The movie earned a lot, grossing over $7.7 billion worldwide. The first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in 2001, and the last movie of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was released in 2011. Over the span of 10 years, the movies delivered fans an outstanding adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novels of the same name.
The movie also kickstarted the careers of the celebrities that starred in the movies. The primary trio, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson earned a lot of money from the franchise. The numbers are quite high.
How much did Daniel Radcliffe earn from the Harry Potter movie series?
Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the titular character in the series, became the face of the series as people instantly associated him with the character. At the age of 12, he earned about $1 million from the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. That was just the beginning for the actor as he went on to earn more as the movies gained popularity. He was paid a whopping $50 million for his work in the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His total earnings are reportedly $95.6 million from the franchise. He earned all of this by the age of 20.
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How much did the rest of the cast earn from the movies?
Now the question arises, how much did the rest of the cast earn compared to Radcliffe? Emma Watson, who played the role of Hermione Granger in the movie, earned less than $1 million for the first movie. Her earning from the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows add up to $30 million. She made about $70 million from the franchise.
Actor Ruper Grint, who played Ron Weasley, earned the same as Emma Watson for the first movie. His salary gradually increased and he earned about $30 million from the last two movies. His total earnings add up to $60 million. This was a big achievement for all three of them as they hit this milestone before the age of 25.
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Where is Daniel Radcliffe now?
After the Harry Potter series came to an end in 2011, the trio starred in several other movies but remained low-key. Emma Watson went on to star in hits like Beauty and the Beast, Noah, and The Circle. As per CelebrityNetWorth, she earned about $15 million for her role as Belle in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast.
Daniel Radcliffe has also appeared in several hits like Guns Akimbo, The Lost City and Now You See Me 2. The actor previously revealed that he is expecting his first child with his girlfriend, Erin Darke, after dating for almost a decade. Even today, fans associate the actor with his role in the Harry Potter series.
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