July 15, 2011 |
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" may mark the end of the boy wizard's narrative; however, the franchise may live on as The Film Whose Opening May Eclipse "The Dark Knight. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Meanwhile, it may be a blustery weekend for Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood at the box office, but the new adaptation of A.A. Milne's books is getting honey-sweet reviews. ( Los Angeles Times )
July 24, 2010 |
On Saturday, the boy who lived became the boy who did not show up. While Warner Bros. did not commit to appearances by cast members for its Hall H presentation of ÃÂÃÂ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the studio teased fans in its description of the event, which promised ÃÂÃÂa program created just for Comic-Con fans... DonÃÂÃÂt miss it!ÃÂÃÂ That was enough to draw thousands of Potter enthusiasts, some of whom camped out overnight or arrived before dawn to secure their places in line.
November 20, 2010
The boy wizard couldn't beat the teen vampires. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1" sold $24 million in tickets in its debut late Thursday night with shows that started at or soon after midnight, according to an estimate from Warner Bros. That's $1.8 million more than the last movie in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," brought in from midnight shows when it debuted in June 2009. It's well short, however, of the record set in July by "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which grossed more than $30 million during its late-night launch.
December 3, 2013 |
Proficiat Postaliosa! If Harry Potter commemorative stamps can cast a solvency spell on the U.S. Postal Service, that's some magic we can get behind. Tradition-bound philatelists should back off from their complaints. The stamps, depicting scenes from the movies based on J.K. Rowling's books , went on sale in late November despite vehement opposition from some serious stamp collectors, who objected that they were both un-American and crassly commercial. Michael Baadke, the editor of Linn's Stamp News, summarized the collectors' arguments when he wrote that Harry Potter postage was "dismissing significant established U.S. stamp traditions without explanation.
December 1, 2011 |
The "Harry Potter" movies have grossed $7.7 billion at the global box office, sold more than 165 million DVDs and have won zero Academy Awards. Despite being one of the most successful and arguably most influential film series of all time, the first seven "Potter" movies garnered a total of just nine Oscar nominations — all in the craft and technical categories of art direction, cinematography, costumes, music and visual effects. This year, "Potter" studio Warner Bros. has bigger aspirations.
June 28, 2000
The secret is out: The title of the fourth book in the Harry Potter series will be "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." The title had been a closely guarded secret until it was obtained by London's Sunday Telegraph. It was confirmed Tuesday by the book's American publisher, Scholastic Books. Harry Potter fans have another 1 1/2 weeks to wait before they can dig into the latest installment of the boy wizard's adventures.
May 7, 2003 |
The publisher of the "Harry Potter" books said Tuesday it feared copies of J.K. Rowling's latest -- as yet unpublished -- novel had been stolen, after a newspaper reported that two of the books were found in a field. The Sun said two unbound copies of Rowling's latest offering, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," were discovered in eastern England close to Clays Ltd., a firm contracted to print hundreds of thousands of copies.
October 24, 1999 |
Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Harry Potter. Everywhere I go now, I hear about Harry Potter. Six weeks ago, I had never even heard the name Harry Potter. I didn't know Harry Potter from Peter Piper. "Who's Harry Potter?" I asked a woman in a bookstore who had just asked about a book by Harry Potter. "Who's Harry Potter!!!" she replied, as if I had just asked who was Donald Duck. "I don't know his books," I said somewhat sheepishly, although I have never actually listened to a sheep.