Harry Potter casts spell again with ‘Cursed Child’ sales

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LOS ANGELES/LONDON “Harry Potter and a Cursed Child,” a book for a new London play revelation a eighth story in a child sorceress series, has sole some-more than 2 million copies in a initial dual days on a marketplace in a United States, publisher Scholastic pronounced on Wednesday.

The book – a book instead of a account novel like author J.K. Rowling’s prior Potter books – was published during midnight on Sunday, shortly after a play’s celebration opening. The play is sole out by May 2017.

“Cursed Child,” created by Rowling, screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne and executive John Tiffany, is set 19 years after “Harry Potter and a Deathly Hallows,” a final book in a strange series, expelled in 2007.

Scholastic, a U.S. and Canadian publisher of “Cursed Child,” pronounced a sales total were rare for a book book. Prior to a release, Barnes Noble pronounced “Cursed Child” was a many pre-ordered book given 2007’s “Deathly Hallows.”

Scholastic pronounced it had systematic 4.5 million initial copy copies of “Cursed Child” and retailers had reported “fast-paced, record-breaking pre-sales” forward of a recover date.

Full first-week U.S. sales total of “Cursed Child” from Nielsen BookScan are not approaching until subsequent week.

U.K. publisher Little, Brown Book Group pronounced “Cursed Child” sole 680,000 imitation copies in a U.K. in 3 days.

U.K. book attention repository and website The Bookseller pronounced if a sales rate continued, a book book would “be a second biggest-selling singular week for one pretension given annals began, with ‘Harry Potter and a Deathly Hallows’ as a first.”

“Deathly Hallows” sole 1.8 million copies and 780,000 units of a adult book in a U.K. in a launch week, it added.

Bringing behind Rowling’s fascinated universe of witches and wizards, “Harry Potter and a Cursed Child” facilities Potter as a father of 3 and an busy worker of a Ministry of Magic.

Kate Skipper, shopping director at U.K. bookstore sequence Waterstones, pronounced “Cursed Child” is already a store’s biggest-selling hardback given Dan Brown’s 2009 thriller “The Lost Symbol” and that it is approaching sales would surpass those of “The Lost Symbol” by a finish of a initial week.

“Cursed Child” is also approaching to compare a altogether sales of Waterstones’ bestselling book book ever, J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls.”

“There’s no doubt about it, this will be a biggest book of a year,” Skipper pronounced in a statement.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy and Marie-Louise Gumuchia; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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