Sales of “The Cursed Child” prove that the magic of Harry Potter is still alive
You’d have to really be a muggle to not know that THERE IS A BRAND NEW HARRY POTTER STORY OUT.
Over the weekend, the eighth instalment in Harry’s adventures, The Cursed Child, was released to coincide with the premiere of the stage play in London’s West End. The script, which is based on an original idea by J.K. Rowling, was written by Jack Thorne, and follows the adventures of Harry and the gang 19 years after the deadly Battle of Hogwarts *raises wand*.
Those who have read or seen the play, will know that the most Potterheads are totally obesessed with Scorpius Malfoy, Draco’s song (and we are too!). However, it’s just so nice to enter back into the Wizarding World that Rowling created.
It seems that we’re not the only ones that feel this, too. According to figures released by The Bookseller, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sold over 2 million copies of the original 4.5 million run in the U.S. in the first 48 hours alone, something that the play’s publisher, Scholastics, says is “unprecedented for a script book.” In the U.K., the play book shifted over 680,000 in three days, making it the fastest selling book this decade in the country!
In total, the original seven books in the Harry Potter series have sold a heft 450 million copies worldwide, and we’re sure that with the release of The Cursed Child that number will continue to increase.
The stage production of the new chapter in Harry’s adventures has received almost unanimous critical acclaim, with demand for tickets reaching a fever pitch. In fact, demand is so high that they have extended the run until December 2017, with tickets being released today (4 August).
If you’re unable to successfully apparate yourself to London to go and see the play, however, there are strong rumors that it could be coming to Broadway.
Tbh, the more Harry Potter we get the better! Now, we’re off to Diagon Alley to pick up our books for the new term at Hogwarts…