Sales skyrocketed for the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” script. The screenplay sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. and Canada in just a matter of two days being published, Scholastic shared on Wednesday.
Harry Potter Script Sells Millions of Copies
The fantasy novel is not like the previous J.K. Rowling’s publications. Instead, it’s a script from a two-part play that premiered Saturday in London, which the famous author co-wrote. Although the script has fans excited and rushing to local bookstores, the revenues still fall short from the record-breaking sales of Rowling’s “Harry Potter Deathly Hollows.” The final novel of the Harry Potter saga sold a whopping 8.7 million copies on the first day of being sold in 2007.
For now, the script book continues to fly off shelves worldwide. According to Little, Brown Book Group, the script sold a remarkable 680,000 copies in the first 72 hours of being sold in the U.K. Waterstones buying director, Kate Skipper shared that sales like these haven’t occurred in the U.K. since “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown was sold in 2009.
Harry Potter’s magic didn’t just stop there. The screenplay turned book quickly climbed to the top of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com best-sellers list. Fans and readers of the wizardly series gathered at Barnes & Noble midnight launch parties for the much-anticipated book.
Furthermore, sales for the e-edition of “Curse Child” have yet to be announced. The digital edition of the book was released by Rowling’s Pottermore website.
Readers’ reviews for the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” have been mixed. The story follows Potter as he is married and all grown up with three sons. One son named Albus has difficulty dealing with his famous fathers legacy. Rowling collaborated with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne to create the hit script.