25 Surprising Harry Potter Facts You Might Not Have Known

There’s always been those factoids about the ridiculous amount of money the Harry Potter movie franchise has made (over $6 billion) or how many books have been sold, but did you know that there have been over 600 school uniforms created for all of the movies? Or did you know that approximately 2,182 liters of shampoo and conditioner were used across all of the films, enough to fill 28 bathtubs! Can you imagine how many heads that could have washed in 3rd world countries?! One of the crazier ones is that they had to put on Harry’s scar about 5,800 times, that includes not only Daniel Radcliffe, but also his stunt doubles as well. Be sure to check out all these and more crazy facts about the Harry Potter movie franchises that entail to more unknown facts about make-up, costumes, animals, and more after the jump!

• The largest amount of animals on set on any given day was 60 animals for a scene in Professor McGonagall’s classroom.

• Robbie Coltrane, who plays Hagrid, once got a fruit bat stuck in his beard during a scene in Hagrid’s hut.

• After filming 40 kittens to go on moving plates in Umbridge’s office, the kittens went on to be domestic pets, with their new owners unaware of their famous origins.

• Over 25,000 items of clothing have been used on Harry Potter.

• The scenes with the largest number of cast and extras to dress have been the battle scenes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with 400 Death Eaters and Snatchers and the Great Hall scenes with 400 children and teachers present.

• Aragog the acromantula (giant spider) had an 18 ft. leg span.

• Robbie Coltrane once got a mini-fan caught in his Hagrid beard and had to have it cut out.

• 55 liters of hair tint/hair dye was used on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

• 250 body casts have been made of actors for deaths, petrifications and stunning spells.

These are just a few that I decided to snag, you can find all 25 over at The Hollywood Reporter!

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