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Whimsic Alley Store sued by Warner Bros

Posted by: Catherine
October 23, 2013, 02:24 PM

Warner Bros has filed a lawsuit against Harry Potter store Whimsic Alley, in Los Angeles. Whimsic Alley, initially an online store, opened store doors in 2004. It then moved location to a larger venue on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, acquired a "Great Hall" to be rented out for events, and aspired to startContinued...

Hot Topic Celebrates the Release of "Deathly Hallows" with In-Store Boutiques

Posted by: Stephanie_J
November 04, 2010, 11:09 PM

Continuing their longstanding partnership, Hot Topic and Warner Bros. have announced the addition of mini Harry Potter merchandise boutiques within select Hot Topic stores throughout the United States and Canada.

In a press release, WB notes that the mini boutiques willContinued...

Orlando Sentinel on Marketing for Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2009, 07:31 AM

The Orlando Sentinel has an interesting piece online today regarding marketing for the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction, as well as some great new overhead photos of the ongoing construction in Florida.

The article discusses the recent vamped up marketing,Continued...

WB Shop Special: Half-Blood Prince Bag from Comic Con with Harry Potter Purchase

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2009, 12:49 PM

As a special for Harry Potter fans, the official Warner Brothers shop is offering a free Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tote bag with a $50.00 (USD) purchase via this link. Readers will recall we saw this great bag (photo here and here) earlier this summerContinued...

Box Office Watch: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Continues Success on International Front

Posted by: sue
August 31, 2009, 11:47 AM

For those keeping track at home, we have a quick update today regarding box office success for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While faring well here in the US, the sixth installment in the Harry Potter series continues to have very impressive box officeContinued...

HBP Box Office Watch: $3.2 million from Imax; $255.5 Million to Date

Posted by: sue
August 02, 2009, 01:33 PM

For those keeping score at home, the weekend box office totals are in for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Variety reports the film was second this week (behind "Funny People") and took in "$17.7 million at 4,393" venues, making a 19 day total of "$255.5 million.The weekendContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Takes in 58.4 Million Opening Day

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 01:28 PM

There are new totals today marking the financial success of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros has announced that HBP "grossed a magical $58.4 million from 4,275 theaters as it opened Wednesday at the domestic B.O., including aContinued...

500 Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Showings Already Sold Out

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 10:30 AM

Movie-tickets.com has announced today that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has become one of the biggest advance ticket sellers ever. In a release, the website says that HBP "has already sold out over 500 performances worldwide, including over 300 midnight showings in theContinued...

Bloomberg: Hollywood Looks to Potter in 2009 to Stem Decline in Movie Attendance

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2008, 01:11 PM

Bloomberg.com has a new article online, detailing the concern Hollywood has over declining movie attendance and ticket sales. The piece notes that many are looking toward Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and other sequels to turn the tide in 2009. Quotage:Continued...

Beedle the Bard Becomes UK Fastest-Selling Book of Year

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2008, 04:36 PM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have become the fastest-selling book of the year in UK. The Bookseller is reporting the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling " shot straight to the top of the bestseller charts with sales of 368,000 copies in three days." The article noted that BeedleContinued...

USA Today Previews "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2008, 09:25 PM

The USA Today has a short preview article online tonight, previewing the upcoming new book from J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Arthur Levine, editor of the Scholastic editions of the Harry Potter novels is quoted, remarking on these new tales which were first mentioned in Harry PotterContinued...

"Half-Blood Prince," "Deathly Hallows" Amazon UK Top Sellers of All Time

Posted by: sue
October 07, 2008, 11:16 AM

Amazon is celebrating ten years of online retailing this year, and as such, Amazon.co.uk has released a list of the top-selling books over this period. The Bookseller reports that the two top spots for the UK branch of the retailer are held by books from author J.K. Rowling:Continued...

Reminder: 10th Anniversary "Sorcerer's Stone" Due Next Month

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2008, 12:10 PM

A reminder today that just over a month from now on September 23, Scholastic will issue the special ten year anniversary edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” In preparation for the release, US Harry Potter publishers Scholastic have now added a specialContinued...

Harry Potter Tops Amazon UK 2007 Best Seller List

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2007, 04:57 PM

Online retail giant Amazon.com announced today that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was the number one best-selling item of the year in both the US and the UK. The Telegraph reports that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD was also the number one best-seller DVD in the UK.Continued...

AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...