Harry Potter Versus the Twilight Gang

By on November 27, 2010

Harry, Hermione, and Ron have been studying magic for years but they still haven’t been able to cast a spell strong enough to eclipse Bella, Jacob, and the Cullen family at the box office.

Part one of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was the box office champion for the weekend, earning over $125 million dollars during its first weekend out. While being a pretty hefty take, Harry and his friends are still trailing behind the $142 million earned by Bella and her vampire boyfriend when “Twilight: New Moon” opened in November 2009.

Even with the Twilight saga setting the bar high, the Harry Potter franchise is still showing that it’s a serious contender at the movie theaters and that November tends to favor the boy wizard. Four of the top five films of all time that have opened in November have been from the Harry Potter series.

Fans of the boy who lived have one more film to go with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, while those devoted to Twilight have two more films in “Breaking Dawn” to look forward to. Will the ultimate box office record belong to the wizards or the vampires and werewolves?

About Marty Shaw

Marty is a freelance writer who enjoys all things related to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror... with a strong interest in super heroes, too (just so they don't feel left out).

7 Comments

  1. annamorphos

    November 27, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I’m sorry but it’s articles like this that originally sparked the conflict between these two groups. Twilight is a love story, while Harry Potter is an adventure story; comparing them is really not doing either one of them justice. Why can’t you just say that both Twifans and Potter fans are passionate about their respective favorite series, end of story?

  2. christian hillis

    November 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I love them both but you have to admite, harry potter part 1 is so better than twilight!!!

  3. BOB

    November 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Get your facts straight please. The numbers you are getting are from the domestic gross. It’s illogical to compare the domestic gross when the world-wide gross truly describes the amount of money and the popularity of a franchise. The Deathly Hallows Part 1 had garnered 330 million dollars whilst the New Moon movie had garnered only 270 million in its opening week. Who’s really trailing behind who? The highest grossing twilight movie (709 million) does not even touch the lowest grossing Harry Potter movie (795 million).

  4. Heath

    November 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Harry potter is way better than twilight! Also Harry potter is winning in worldwide box office! That tells you which one is more popular!

  5. Tricia

    November 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    It baffles me why everyone tries to make thee two sagas fight each other, the are totally different and are both good in their own right. I love both of them and appreciate both writing styles and authors. Rowling did a great job of weaving a complex adventure story with many characters and plot lines; Meyer on the other hand did a great job of taking a classic Romeo and Juliet story line and giving it a modern twist. Both are great once in a life time stories.

  6. chloe

    November 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    It insults me as a Harry Potter fan when people compare it to freaking Twilight. Twilight will never touch Harry Potter.

    • aodugfh

      February 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      so true. and those facts on the article are wrong. hp has beaten twilight in every single thing, except kids choice awards, the twilight saga was the better series over harry potter. but after all, twilight was the new thing and a hp book or movie hadn’t been released for like 2 years. lets also remind ourselves kids choice awards voted high school musical 3 to be the best movie over the dark knight and iron man. that just goes to show.

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