‘Harry Potter’ Franchise Getting Special BAFTA Award
And that’s exactly what they’ll do at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards on February 13 at London’s Royal Opera House, where the film franchise in its entirety will be awarded a special honor entitled the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award. The series’ author J.K. Rowling along with the producer of all the films, David Heyman, will accept the award.
Potter is the highest-grossing film series of all time, not counting the untold money that will come from Part 2 (which will debut in 3D, a first for the series). The first seven films add up to an astonishing $5.57 billion worldwide at the box office, eclipsing the Star Wars series that stands at 5.49 billion after its 6 installments.
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