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Update on Box Office from VARIETY

Posted by: Melissa
June 11, 2004, 07:31 AM

Earlier this week, VARIETY reported that the total North American ticket sales were a million dollars more than originally predicted - $93.7 million.

Producer David Heyman attributed its success to several factors including older kids turning up in droves. They grew up reading the books and continue to follow theContinued...

Movies

Newsround: Cedric Diggory Cast

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 02:45 PM

Newsround has revealed Cedric Diggory as Robert Pattinson, who has been in the upcoming Vanity Fair (trailer here) and a German film called Kingdom in Twilight. Head over to Newsround for a pic!

David Thewlis on Rove Live

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 08:23 AM

Many thanks to Juliet, who transcribed David Thewlis's June 8 appearance on Rove Live. We have the transcript below - but please note that some of the language would definitely be rated 15+ by the Australian Film Commission.
TRANSCRIPT OF DAVID Thewlis INTERVIEW ON “ROVE LIVE” TUESDAY 8TH JUNE 2004 IN AUSTRALIAContinued...

Count Your Sheep with Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:39 AM

Count Your Sheep is all about Harry Potter today - and their forums have a chance for people to vote on which strip character should "be Harry Potter".

India's Mid-Day on the PoA Premiere and Fanfiction

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:38 AM

India's Mid-Day newspaper has been filled with Potter-themed articles this week. On Sunday, they ran a story about the Indian premiere of PoA. The article also has an interesting image - it's the familiar photo of Harry and Hermione in her pink jacket, but an image of a big black dog isContinued...

Movies

Alfonso Cuaron on The World

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:23 AM

Continuing his amazing worldwide interview sweep, Alfonso Cuaron will be on PRI's The World on the BBC today; they always put up the shows, so we'll have a link to the interview once it's been uploaded.

Seattle will get to enjoy Potter songs, live

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:22 AM

John in Seattle tells us that The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is performing three works of John
Williams this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as part of the very
popular Pops series here. "Prince of Pops" Erich Kunzel will conduct the Symphony in "Symphonic Blockbusters". Copland'sContinued...

Movies

Photos from the Australian Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:19 AM

Veritasserum has photos of David Thewlis from the Australian premiere. And we at TLC are thrilled that the Antipodean HP fans can finally enjoy the film!

Ministry of Mayhem Vid Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:18 AM

Ix let us know that a video of the Trio's appearance on last week's Ministry of Mayhem is now online. Ron gets a magic trick and draws, Emma is not as talkative, and Dan does his air guitar thang and gets to be more geeky, which we all appreciate very much. Thanks to Evie for the link!

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Site Wins Award

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:16 AM

Lightmaker, the company behind JK Rowling's nifty new website has announced that the site was named "Favorite Websites Award" Site Of The Day (SOTD) for 8th June 2004.
FWA said the site was 'a very innovative, exciting and atmospheric website for JK Rowling, one that her personality shines through. RightContinued...

PoA in the Comics

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2004, 06:39 PM

Moderately Confused has a small mention of PoA ticket sales in today's comic.

Books

Congratulations to the Listening Library and Jim Dale!

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2004, 06:36 PM

Listening Library received 3 "Audie Awards" for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling read by Jim Dale. The awards were for Package Design, Children's Title for Ages 8+ and, most importantly, it won Audiobook of the Year.
Random House tells us that the AudiobookContinued...

Alfonso Cuaron was on FOX News today

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2004, 06:33 PM

Thanks to Darlene for creating a transcript from Alfonso Cuaron's appearance on Linda Vester's programme on FOX News today, where he took some questions from the audience. You can read the whole thing below.
Linda Vester: If you haven't seen the newest HP movie - GO SEE IT! The special effects inContinued...

Movies

Alfonso Cuaron on PBS Tonight

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2004, 04:46 PM

PoA director Alfonso Cuaron will be a guest on The Charlie Rose Show tonight at 11:00 pm(EDT) on PBS. Thanks Will!
Update: It's possible that Alfonso Cuaron's interview could be pre-empted due to coverage of President Reagan. Thanks Trisha!

TLC Prisoner of Azkaban Sweepstakes - over!

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2004, 10:18 AM

Hey guys - we hope you got your entry to the sweepstakes in before now, because the contest is over. Over the next few weeks we'll be sorting through the thousands upon thousands of entiries, and will notify you personally if you've won. Once we've formatted the entries to send to JKR,Continued...

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