ABC News brings us a

Oct 22, 2002

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ABC News brings us a bit of the backstory behind why Warner Bros registered those extra “Harry Potter” trademarks: “The trick is, [they] were intended merely as decoys to protect the title of one of the as-yet-unfinished books in the series …”

From Hoover’s Online comes this report on how Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets already has a head start toward becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2002. Santa Monica-based Fandango Inc. took the unprecedented step of starting advance ticket sales a full month before the film’s Nov. 15 release date and Potter is already proving to be more popular with customers than current hits Red Dragon and Sweet Home Alabama. It accounted for 21 percent of all tickets purchased through Fandango last weekend.

The folks at Ain’t It Cool News have posted another possibly-spoiler-laden review of Chamber of Secrets.

A listing of possible international release dates for Chamber of Secrets is up at the Internet Movie Database site.

Thank you to Kasia for this link to a new slideshow from

Finding Hogwarts

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