Harry Potter might be crowned

Apr 02, 2002

Posted by: John Admin


Harry Potter might be crowned king of the video realm this spring. Anticipation is mounting that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, coming to VHS and DVD May 28, could become the top-selling video of all time, surpassing the 30-million-unit mark and nudging The Lion King, current record holder, from the top spot it has held for seven years.

Toy industry people say wildly popular movies with strong supporting toys always will sell. Toys based on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, for example, were among last year’s hottest sellers. Those included Lego’s Hogwarts Castle and Mattel’s Professor Snape’s Potions Class, a cast-your-own-spells toy. … The “Harry Potter” numbers, however, are hardly typical.

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