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'Harry Potter' casts spell on U.S. market

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>> One.>> It sold two million copies in just two days. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the latest installment of the British wizard saga casting a spell overseas.>> Abracadabra.>> The book's publisher announcing sales in the US unprecedented for a script book. Script, as in theater script.
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The Cursed Child has created J.K Rowling's new play. It opened in London last Saturday, and it's already sold out until June 2017. The eighth book of the series tells a story of the boy wizard, 19 years after defeating he who must not be named.>>
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case full of magical creatures.
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>> It also comes as Hollywood announces a sequel to the not even yet released Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin off from the Potter world. Warner Brothers happy to reap further profits on a film franchise, which has grossed more than $7 billion.>>
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I wanna be a wizard.
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>> But for those who think there is such a thing as too much Potter, worry not. The creator is putting down the wand. Potter, she says, ends here.>> I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully, but I didn't know this Harry is done now.