Over 3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sold in North America

By Maryann Yin 

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Script Book (GalleyCat)More than 3.3 million copies of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book have been sold in North America. Scholastic released the hardcover print edition on July 31 (the birthday of both Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling).

Rowling teamed up with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany to work on the story for this two-part play. Back in October 2015, Rowling announced on Pottermore that this project will serve as the eighth story of her beloved book series.

Here’s more from the press release: “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, record-breaking pre-sales leading up to the release date with over 2 million copies sold in the first two days alone…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, 2016 and received rave 5 star reviews.”