Domestic Report: On Wednesday, Harry Potter edged out Star Wars to become the top-grossing franchise of all time. The eight Potter movies have accumulated $2.223 billion, compared to $2.218 billion for Star Wars.
They’re also the only two franchises to have crossed the $2 billion mark, though James Bond and Batman would join when adjusted for ticket price inflation. Star Wars still trumps Potter in estimated attendance, more than doubling. It even maintains most of that margin when its re-releases are factored out.