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Total Film: Harry Potter "Franchise of the Decade"

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2009, 10:59 AM

This week, Total Film magazine is releasing their newest issue with ten different covers as part of their special on best of the decade. Harry Potter will be featured on one of the covers (also here in our galleries) as "Franchise of the Decade." Coming in at number 8, the cover says about Harry Potter: "From page to screen, how Harry Potter made movie magic. Plus, first word on the epic finale." If anyone can get scans of the feature inside the magazine, please send them to!

Also, thanks to our Order partner we know the magazine will also have a feature on Rupert dressed as one of his favorite film characters, Napoleon Dynamite.


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85 Points

Grrr… That’s ‘Casino,’ not ‘Casion’ (which sounds like an alien or a new brand of batteries).

Posted by Justin the Mighty on December 15, 2009, 01:39 AM report to moderator
261 Points

Nice! But the cover art is kind of weak…

Posted by Thio on December 15, 2009, 03:55 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

It’s awesome!

Posted by Smitch on December 15, 2009, 04:23 AM report to moderator
261 Points

And I thank Justin the Mighty, for clearing things up!

Posted by Thio on December 15, 2009, 05:06 AM report to moderator
803 Points

can’t wait to see rupert dressed as napolean. it will probably look a bit like alan a. allen!

Posted by abandonedboyjon on December 15, 2009, 05:29 AM report to moderator
683 Points

Cool!:) but why #8? what is #1 then?

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on December 15, 2009, 05:50 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

Just found out. Lord of the Rings is 1st and Spider-Man is right before HP.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 15, 2009, 06:20 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

8th. Not bad but should have gotton higher!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 15, 2009, 07:21 AM report to moderator
2333 Points

Umm HP definitely should have been #1….but LotR is pretty awesome…not as good as HP though

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on December 15, 2009, 08:05 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

cool but harry potter should have came in first thought

Posted by alicia00 on December 15, 2009, 08:38 AM report to moderator
2224 Points

Considering Harry Potter made more money than the first 7, you’d think it would have gotten higher. I can POSSIBLLY see LotR ranking number one, because they movies were brilliant, but Harry Potter should have gotten #2 at least.

Posted by on December 15, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
372 Points

thank, Justin, for having eyes. :)

And even if it was ranking, guys, I’m sorry, but you have to absolutely ridiculous and blind to think that LotR doesn’t deserve to be first. Because LotR were actually really really good movies EVERY time. I hate to break it to you guys, but the harry potter films… they’re only just now starting to be actually good quality films. The first two were kind of awful films. good stories, but bad films. I’m a fairly big fan and have been from almost the beginning, but I can barely get through the first two films. I usually end up fast forwarding a lot. I can sit and watch all three extended editions of LotR in a glorious 12 hour marathon and never feel that same kind of pain. Why? because LotR is probably the best book-to-movie translation. Mainly because peter jackson made it his life for so long, and the entire cast and crew for 3+ years (yes, i know HP has been filming for 10 something years, but not with the same consistency as LotR). And it’s not a crime to think that. You can be an HP fan and LotR fans and a narnia fan and a star trek fan and whatever else you want to be (even twilight… you know, if you really want to…) all at the same time. In fact, it makes more sense. harry potter is not the end all be all, especially in movie world.

And I will say, in response to whoever said that more people are not watching them than watching them, after HBP movie came out, I had several friends decide it was time to finally read the books (hallelujah!) and have really fallen in love with the series now. So I do still think the movies are drawing in new fans, especially as the qualities of the films has improved over time.

Posted by Rinny on December 15, 2009, 09:10 AM report to moderator

HP is the number 1 franchise of all time….even it some people
don’t thnk the quality is as good as someof these othrs it shoud still
have gotten #2 ….before of the Franchise! factor….it’s rediculoious..AWE
JKR didn’t eve make #1 inEW list so there has to be somekind of favortisum somewhere on behaold of these magazines.

Posted by Jeannine on December 15, 2009, 09:30 AM report to moderator
478 Points

I think that this is great! Recognition of this kind is great for the franchise as well as JK Rowling. All HP fans are going to want to have their favorite wizard as #1 (including me) but there are others that are just as great in various categories. As for the picture, I think it was a great choice.

Posted by beewell on December 15, 2009, 09:41 AM report to moderator
803 Points

sorry for the double-post – at first i wasn’t too bothered, but even if you set money aside, HP is still the number 1 franchise, having spanned the decade and retained its core original cast. monetarily, it wipes the floor with other franchises. what other franchise has such a great box office average? it aint easy.

Posted by abandonedboyjon on December 15, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
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