Which series is better? The Magical World of Harry Potter or the Vampire Series Twilight? Today we will specifically discuss which one is better…Eclipse from the Twilight series or Deathly Hallows from the Harry Potter collection Let’s see what critics, the fans, are saying about both popular films.
For those not familiar with Eclipse, the series was written by Stefanie Meyer and it was released back in 2010. It was the fourth novel in the series, preceded by ?Twilight? first, then ?New Moon? and after that, Breaking Dawn?. Eclipse continues the saga of Bella and Edward as they decide which colleges they wish to attend. In the meantime, Jacob and his werewolf pack continue to make their rounds and of course, this concerns Edward. He is afraid that Jacob is after Bella, but she insists the two are just friends. At the same time all of this is going on, the city of Seattle is being plagued by a series of murders and it’s later learned these murders are being committed by a pack of newborn vampires. It seems as though there is a lot going on in Eclipse and it’s difficult to follow the characters. The film isn’t just limited to Bella, Edward and Jacob. There’s also Seth, Victoria and Alice. These three characters have minor roles in the film, which Bella, Edward and Jacob have the three leading roles throughout the entire series.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Many, if not all of us have read the Harry Potter books. Written by British author, J.K. Rowling, this series follows Harry, Ron and Hermione as they come of age, literally, at Hogwarts. Honestly, they grow up right before our eyes. Deathly Hallows is seventh in the series that goes like this one: ? ?The Philosopher’s Stone Two: The Chamber of Secrets Three: The Prisoner of Azkaban Four: The Goblet of Fire Five: The Order of the Phoenix Six: The Half-Blood Prince Seven: The Deathly Hallows, I and II.
If you’re not up to speed with the series, it follows Harry throughout adolescence as he goes from boy to man. While growing up Harry learns he is the only wizard that somehow managed to survive a Killing Curse. Harry’s parents were murdered by the curse by Lord Voldemort who attempted to kill Harry as in infant. He wasn’t successful. It would take too long to discuss the entire series, so we’ll jump to Deathly Hallows and tell you a little bit about it.
The Deathly Hallows happen to be three magical objects that are the focus of this part of the series. These objects include: An unbeatable wand, a stone that brings the dead to life, and a cloak of invisibility. If all three objects are owned by just one person, they give that person a mastery of sorts, over death. The objects are passed around throughout the book and the film and they eventually end up in the hands of Harry himself. He inherits the cloak from his father, James, the stone was bequeathed by Dumbledore and the wand was passed down from Draco Malfoy who won it after the passing of Dumbledore. When Eclipse was first released back in 2010, it held the lead at the box office. In June of that year it grossed $72.7 million dollars, and that was just on opening day! It made $709 million dollars around the world which made it the largest single day opening in history! It is also the twelfth highest opening weekend film in the United States, making $142, 839, 137.
Deathly Hallows was released later in 2010, on November 10. Let’s see how the numbers compare: On opening day, Deathly Hallows: Part I brought in $125 million dollars, considerably less than the opening day of Eclipse. Domestically the film made $295,983 while internationally it made $664,300, for an overall total of $960,283.
Looking at it from a money perspective, it’s obvious that the fans have spoken. They enjoyed Eclipse much more than they liked Deathly Hallows: Part I, but wait, there’s more..what about Deathly Hallows: Part II? Deathly Hallows: Part II made $400 million in just five days! Overall, the film made $1.342 billion dollars, worldwide. Combine that with the earnings of Part I and you have more than $2 million dollars in earnings. If you look at it from just the release of Deathly Hallows: Part I, then Eclipse appears to be the most popular film. If you add in the earnings of Part II, then it appears as though Harry Potter was enjoyed a lot more than Eclipse. Other blockbuster movies or series have made billion of dollars! They became so big that software systems such as Microgaming got inspired and adapted some of these to online casino games! The most famous are probably Terminator, Game of Thrones or Jurassic World. You can find these games through sites such as luckycasinocanada.
It’s hard to compare the two however, because there was no sequel to Eclipse, it was the last book in Twilight Series. If there had been a follow up to Eclipse, would it have surpassed Harry Potter? The world may never know, but it appears the fans have had their say!