First ‘Harry Potter’ Film Turns 15

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) was brought to life on the big screen 15 years ago today.

Based on the novel by J. K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint played Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, respectively.

The film was a box office success, earning more than $974 million worldwide. It was soon followed by seven more movies, each named after their respective book titles.

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