• 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' breaks Broadway box office record in one week
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    Hanna Flint

    'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' breaks Broadway box office record in one week

    Tickets for the Harry Potter plays are selling like cauldron cakes after the show transferred to New York City.

  • The 'Star Wars' franchise is now more successful than 'Harry Potter'
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    Hanna Flint

    The 'Star Wars' franchise is now more successful than 'Harry Potter'

    The sci-fi series has surpassed the magical film franchise but is still not the most successful franchise ever.

  • Wands at the ready: first teaser image and release date for Fantastic Beasts 2
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    Ben Bussey

    Wands at the ready: first teaser image and release date for Fantastic Beasts 2

    The second film in JK Rowling and David Yates' Harry Potter prequel series due to arrive 16 November 2018.

  • Revisiting J.K. Rowling's 2001 'Fantastic Beasts' Book
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    Marcus Errico

    Revisiting J.K. Rowling's 2001 'Fantastic Beasts' Book

    Newton Artemis Fido Scamander is ready for his close-up. The magizoologist otherwise known as Newt is the central figure of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling’s prequel of sorts to Harry Potter opening on Friday.

  • Harry Potter: We've All Been Pronouncing Voldemort Wrong
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    Harry Potter: We've All Been Pronouncing Voldemort Wrong

    JK Rowling has said that she’s probably alone in pronouncing the name of supreme evil-doer Voldemort the way she first intended it. The writer took to Twitter yesterday, commenting on a tweet by a fan. - Terry Gilliam ‘is not dead’ - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed American ‘Christian, writer, reader, nature lover’ Michael Lucero wrote: “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.” Rowling picked up on the remark, and indeed, this is the case. Back in 2009, Rowling, while accepting the Legion d’honneur from President Francois Sarkozy, apologised for the name - which is translated as ‘flight of death’ in French.