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Harry Potter hits a sales record in Greece

26 August 2009 / 15:08:21  GRReporter
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In the six movie "Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince" the movie character believes that Death Eaters are living in Hogwards but Dumbledore is too busy preparing a hit against the bad magician Voldemort. And more - the young magician Harry has grown and meets his first love...

Every Harry Potter story causes clamor in Greece - the movie tickets are being with an unbelievable speed and books are leaving their store shelves as if they are free. Of course, if one want to have a movie ticket, he/she needs to reserve it a week in advance.

And so, tonight is the unofficial first premiere of the film and from tomorrow people will be able to attend the official screenings of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." The book has already been published by "Psihoios" and until now it has sold 100 000 copies, which is a new record.

The first five films about the young magician sold 2 650 000 tickets around the Greek movie theatres and the DVD, cassette and video sales were around €1.5 million. Now, Greek publishers define and separate time as the era before Harry Potter and the era after him - in Greece Joanne Rowling's books were sold in 700 000 copies.

"For me the main topic in all series of the movie is the loss of innocence," says Daniel Radcliffe, the actor playing Harry. "When I entered the world of Harry Potter I was impressed by everything, it was beautiful and pure."

For the premiere of the film in Athens, Tom Felton and Evanna Lynch will arrive, who are playing the roles of Draco Malfoy and Luna Lovegood.

Interesting facts:

All sold Harry Potter books around the world weight as much as 25 000 African elephants.

The Harry Potter books have been translated in 67 languages and the sales come second to the Bible with 400 million bought copies.

According to Forbes magazine the author of Harry Potter, Joanne Rowling earns €3,5 per second.


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