Two decades after its theatrical release, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” has surpassed the $ 1 billion mark.

The first feature film in the franchise recorded this performance thanks to the relaunch of 3D and Imax in China, writes news.ro.

Last weekend, here, he generated $ 13.6 million in revenue.

So far, the film has grossed $ 1.001 billion, becoming the second in an eight-film franchise to cross the $ 1 billion mark.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”, the latest in the saga, generated total revenue of $ 1.34 billion globally in 2011.

In total, the franchise raised $ 7.74 billion at the box office.

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was a hit, grossing $ 974 million in ticket sales in 2001. He was nominated for three Oscars.

The films, based on novels written by JK Rowling, made actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint famous.