Aug 3, 2016
Scholastic Announces Sale of More Than 2 Million Copies of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts One and Two
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic, hit bookstores nationwide on July 31, and sold more than 2 million copies in North America within the first two sale days.
Scholastic announced a first printing of 4.5 million copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, and retailers reported fast-paced pre-sales leading up to the release date.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, a play by Jack Thorne based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, premiered at The Palace Theatre in London’s West End on July 30.
At 12:01 a.m. ET on July 31, Scholastic released the script book in print in the U.S. and Canada. This Special Rehearsal Edition contains the complete script, including stage directions, used by the original West End production during the play’s preview period.
Sale of 250,000 tickets was announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, starting August 4, for which further information is available on : www.HarryPotterthePlay.com.