8.3 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were sold on its first day of release back in 2007; 3,000+ midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 were sold out within days of opening for sale; $7.7 billion and counting have been grossed for the Harry Potter franchise to this day.
The story of Harry Potter is one that many across the world have found themselves cherishing, becoming a global phenomenon in only a matter of a few years. In the past decade, millions of people have shown their devotion and admiration for the little boy with the lightning scar; making this the highest grossing franchise in history. But for so many of us, it’s much more than that. Harry has become our best friend, allowing us into his world and letting us watch as he grew up right before our eyes. We were there with him as he discovered his powers and responsibilities. We were there during his heartbreak and agony. We were there and fighting alongside him on that fateful day back in May of 1998.
With that being said, he’s also been there for us. He helped us during our low points, he’s guided us through the highs, and he also provided a safe haven for us if we ever felt the need to escape. I’ve never been able to look at Harry Potter as just a story, because it isn’t. I’m so thankful to Jo, and to Harry, and especially to you guys, because you’ve made my time in this fandom an incredible one and I can’t imagine a better way to have spent these past 10 or so years. So thank you again and long live Harry Potter.