No one anticipated 9/11.
But is it just good timing that Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone came out in theaters right after the 9/11 attacks?
Did Warner Brother's do this to help American's escape from what was going on in their lives and go to Hogwarts?
Are the terrorists really just Death Eaters and Voldemort planned everything?
No. Of course 9/11 wasn't planned by Voldemort. But the timing of the release of the first Harry Potter movie most definitely helped viewers take a break from reality. And the bad guys lost, which helps make viewers feel better too.