Now that all 8 movies are out, and there’s time being at the house, let’s have a movie marathon!
From Potter Talk, here’s their theory on how you can watch the series in one day!
|Sorcerer’s Stone =||152 minutes =||2 hours 32 minutes|
|Chamber of Secrets =||161 minutes =||2 hours 41 minutes|
|Prisoner of Azkaban =||142 minutes =||2 hours 22 minutes|
|Goblet of Fire =||157 minutes =||2 hours 37 minutes|
|Order of the Phoenix =||139 minutes =||2 hours 19 minutes|
|Half Blood Prince =||153 minutes =||2 hours 33 minutes|
|Deathly Hallows pt 1 =||146 minutes =||2 hours 26 minutes|
|Deathly Hallows pt 2 =||130 minutes =||2 hours 10 minutes|
There are 1440 minutes in one day, so can it be done? Mathematically, YES!
It would be a very long day. For the marathon to be worthy of a true Potterhead’s dedication, the rules would include minimal breaks and no-fast forwarding through your least favorite scenes.
What time could you start? 4:00 AM
What time could you end? 11: 40 PM
Are extended DVD versions possible? No. The extended DVDs which includes deleted scenes into the theatrical versions adds too many minutes into the schedule and add the risk of running over 24 hours.
You can shave off a whopping extra 1 hour and 26 minutes!! How? Almost every movie’s end credits are 8 to 11 minutes long. So you could cut to the next movie early or use the credits as the time to stretch and take a breather. Use a stopwatch or alarm clock for breaks to make sure you don’t go over.
Bathroom breaks? You take breaks to refill on snacks/drinks/go to the bathroom as the movies play as well as taking breaks in between each movie but they must be limited.
UPDATED: Can you include the Fantastic Beasts series into the marathon? Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is 2 hrs and 13 minutes long. You’ll just barely be able to squeeze the first film into the day if you start earlier than 4 AM. But you’ll be cutting it incredibly close under 24 hours.
With the sequels such as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a one-day Harry Potter marathon will eventually turn into a two-day marathon if you want to include the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
The marathon and timing truly depend on keeping track of how you use your breaks, starting each movie without pausing your least favorite scenes, and having as much fun as possible!