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"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Reaches No. 3 Spot on All Time Worldwide Grosses

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Posted by: Mel
August 09, 2011, 03:05 PM

As calculated by Box Office Mojo, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has reached the number three spot on the all time worldwide grosses list. Thus far, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has made $1.13 billion. The only two films that have made more are "Avatar" and "Titanic,"Continued...

J.K. Rowling

BBC Video Shows New Glimpses of Pottermore Privet Drive Moments, Wand Selection

Posted by: Edward
August 09, 2011, 12:50 PM

A video has come online from the BBC showcasing a few new looks at some of the features and moments set to be a part of Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's new Harry Potter project.  The video, which can be watched right here, gives us a glimpse at some of the sorting proceduresContinued...

Film Awards

Video: Harry Potter Series Wins 7 Awards at Teen Choice Awards, Tom Felton and Rupert Grint Attend

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 07, 2011, 10:58 PM

The "Harry Potter" film series was the recipient of seven awards tonight at the Teen Choice Awards including Choice Summer Movie and Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)Continued...


Winners of July's Deathly Hallows Scene Contest Announced

Posted by: Mel
August 07, 2011, 03:43 PM

Last month, we held a contest where entrants were invited to recreate a scene from Deathly Hallows and submit a picture of it. The winners of July's contest, as chosen by our Contest Crew, are listed below. You can see the winner's entries by clicking on their names. Descriptions of the sceneContinued...


Get Ready for the 2011 Quidditch World Cup, November 12 and 13 in NYC

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 06, 2011, 07:43 PM

The International Quidditch Association is gearing up for the 5th annual Quidditch World Cup on November 12 and 13, 2011 in Randall's Island, New York City.

The event will take place across 10 fields with 100 teams represented and 2,000 athletes taking part.

A special video wasContinued...

Lewis Interviews

Matthew Lewis Talks to Plush Magazine About Harry Potter and Living in Leeds

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 06, 2011, 06:51 PM

Actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) recently spoke with Plush Magazine, a free publication distributed near his hometown in Leeds.

In the interview, Lewis talks about staying in Leeds instead of moving to London like most actors, and what the end of Harry Potter meansContinued...

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David Heyman Offers New Insight Into Challenges of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Epilogue Scene

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 06, 2011, 11:30 AM

The LA Times has published a new interview with Harry Potter producer David Heyman about the challenges the cast and crew faced when filming the epilogue scene in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

On the decision to not cast older actors to playContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Updated: Day 7 Clue for Pottermore's Magical Quill Challenge

Posted by: Mel
August 05, 2011, 08:19 PM

Update: Early access to Pottermore is now closed. Congratulations to everyone who found the Magical Quill, and for those who didn't Pottermore will be open for everyone to register in October.

The seventh and final clue, from Deathly Hallows, for the Magical Quill Challenge is now live:

How manyContinued...

Watson Interviews

Emma Watson Covers Company Magazine September Issue

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 05, 2011, 11:47 AM

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) will grace the cover of Company Magazine's Young Hollywood September issue, according to an article from Digital Spy.

A few quotes from the interview were released where Watson talks about her hopes for the future now that the Harry Potter series is complete:

"I haveContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Updated: Day 6 Clue for Pottermore's Magical Quill Challenge

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 05, 2011, 10:49 AM

Update: Registration for day 6 is now closed. Day 7's registration will take place between 12:30am and 3:00am BST which will still be Friday for some parts of the world (11.30pm – 2am GMT/ 7.30pm – 10pm EST/ 4.30pm – 7pm PST).

The Half-Blood Prince clue for Day 6 of the Magical Quill ChallengeContinued...


Bonnie Wright in "Haute Muse"

Posted by: Mel
August 04, 2011, 10:37 PM

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will be appearing in an upcoming issue of Haute Muse magazine. You can see the pictures of her, dressed in various outfits, here in our galleries.

This issue of Haute Muse will be released on August 10th in UK, August 17th in the US and August 19th in the Middle East.


August's Rita Skeeter Writing Contest Announced

Posted by: Mel
August 04, 2011, 04:29 PM

Our Contest Crew has announced their August contest: the Rita Skeeter Writing Contest. This contest asks you to write a wedding article for Luna Lovegood and Rolf Scamander as Rita Skeeter herself might write it.

All submissions must be e-mailed to by 11:59 pm (EDT) onContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Blog Updates With Info on Verification Emails and Day 6/Day 7 Clue Times

Posted by: Mel
August 04, 2011, 04:15 PM

The Pottermore Insider Blog has updated their FAQ again to answer questions about sharing Pottermore accounts, verification emails, and the clue times for the last two days of the Magical Quill Challenge:

I have a friend who wants to use my Pottermore account. IsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Updated: Now Closed, Day 5 Clue for Pottermore's Magical Quill Challenge

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 04, 2011, 01:11 PM

Update: Registration for day 5 is now closed; only two more days left!

Update #2: The Pottermore Insider has revealed the times for the last two registration days.

Day 6 will be released between 1:30pm and 4:00 pm BST (8:30am - 11am EST)
Day 7 will be released between 12:30am and 3:00amContinued...


July 30th Edition of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 04, 2011, 01:10 PM

The July 30th edition of The Quibbler, Leaky's monthly publication "for all the news you won't find anywhere else," is now available for download.

In this month's issue, Herbology professor Neville Longbottom reassures readers about the "vicious veggies and fanged fruits" that are threatening the wizardingContinued...

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