Harry Potter Makes Empire’s Review of the Decade Lists

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Dec 31, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

With 2010 nearly upon us, Empire Magazine has looked back at the past decade and listed a number of the biggest film related happenings in their Review of the Decade. The Harry Potter series made the list in a number of different categories. First, box office receipts are totaled for the profiled on the “10 Biggest Box Office Hits Of The Decade” list, which includes “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” at number four, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at number six, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” at number seven, and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” taking the ninth place on this list. Next, Dan Radcliffe was listed as one of the “People You’d Never Heard Of Before 2000” for his role as Harry Potter. In regards to his pre-Potter fame, the magazine notes:

In 1999 he was: Making a name for himself as the young David Copperfield in the Beeb’s adaptation of the Dickens classic, and preparing to go to the theatre for a night out, where he would be spotted and identified as a potential Potter.

Movie posters are profiled next by the magazine, and the the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” poster featuring Lord Voldemort is ranked in the 18th spot. Empire then gives the Potter films pair of fun nods, in the categories of “10 Crimes Against Hair” and “5 Synopses That Make You Sound Insane In The Telling.” Jason Isaacs as Death Eater Lucius Malfoy and his luscious long, blonde locks are number three on the Hair Crimes list, while the following humorous synopsis is listed for the first Harry Potter film: “Abused child is rescued from life in cupboard under the stairs by Robbie Coltrane who says he’s a wizard and takes him off to a magical school.”





22 Responses to Harry Potter Makes Empire’s Review of the Decade Lists

Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am positively giddy to learn that Harry Potter is included so much in the box office totals. :PAvatar Imageleigia says: Yay! More lists to remember that HP made a difference.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very interesting...Avatar Imagerumble_roar says: Yay! Harry Potter would of course be on that list! it rocks!!! Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Harry is making so many lists... awesome!Avatar ImageZephyrFool says: Wow, Jo and Harry make it pretty high up on a lot of lists this year. Proud to be part of it.Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Cool,i like how 4 out of 10 is HP on the 10 Biggest Box Office Hits Of The Decade list :)Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am positively giddy to learn that Harry Potter is included so much in the box office totals. :PAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am positively giddy to learn that Harry Potter is included so much in the box office totals. :PAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: This is amazing! HP and J.K. Rowling are in tons of lists of best things and top things this decade!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: This is amazing! HP and J.K. Rowling are in tons of lists of best things and top things this decade!Avatar Imagemissdelbridge says: Awesome! :D Love the bit about Lucius' hair and the plot synopsis!!Avatar Imagerumble_roar says: Yay! Harry Potter would of course be on that list! it rocks!!! Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Congratz Potter!!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: yahAvatar Imagealicia00 says: yahAvatar ImagePollytomat says: The most important thing is that in 2020 HP will do many lists too!!!! :)Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Now that's a lot of lists. Someone should award HP for having the most spots on decade lists XDAvatar ImageFifi says: Lol, I'd never have thought of Hagrid coming in and telling Harry he's a wizard one of those scenes - I've got so used to Harry being a wizard.Avatar ImageShadowed_dreamer89 says: Has it really been 10 years. le sighAvatar ImageSeveraSphyrna says: Crimes against Hair...Love itAvatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I'm delighted that HP was featured on so many of the magazine's lists.

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