The Harry Potter series is a sensation, collectively selling nearly 450 million copies! So popular were these books that when they were taken to the screen, they too hit the Box Office! But do you know which of J. K. Rowling’s book in this series sold the best? How did all the books fare?
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 50 million copies
The seventh and final novel of the series was published in 2007. The book has sold more than 50 million copies. The events leading up to the final confrontation between Harry Potter and Lord Voldermot is chronicled in this book.
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 55 million copies
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix published in 2003 is the fifth novel of the series. It sold more than 55 million copies. Harry learns of a secret organization that is dedicated to fighting Lord Voldermot and his followers. Dumbledore is expelled; Voldermot gets his hands on Harry and much more in this longest book of the series!
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 55 million copies
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel of the series that came out in 2000. It sold 55 million copies. The Triwizard Tournament is about to be held after 202 long years and the Goblet of Fire surprisingly throws in Harry’s name to compete in the tournament. The competitors dodge terrifying dragons, rescue their loved ones from deep waters and decipher a maze, at the end only to be part of the resurrection of Lord Voldermot.
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 55 million copies
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the series. It was published in 1999 and sold 55 million copies. During Harry’s third year at Hogwarts, he finds out that an escaped prisoner may well be after him!
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 60 million copies
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the series released in 1998. It sold 60 million copies. The story revolves around Harry’s investigation on the students who are found mysteriously turned into stone. Simultaneously, warnings appear on the school corridors threatening that the chamber of secrets has been opened and that all students from non-magical heritage will be killed.
2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – 65 million copies
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth book of the series. It came out in 2005 and sold more than 65 million copies. Harry starts excelling in Potions after learning from a textbook that was once owned by someone named ‘The Half Blood Prince’. The story also reveals the blossoming relationships between the teenagers. When Harry discovers that a friend of his is a follower of Lord Voldermot, it leads to deadly consequences that Hogwarts and Harry has to face!
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 107 million copies
The debut novel of the series published in 1998 sold the best of the series selling a record 107 million copies! In this volume, the inconspicuous 10 year old Harry Potter discovers his wizardry heritage and is admitted into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry. He starts schooling in this strange land, where he is incredibly famous!