Eighth Harry Potter book surpasses one million copies sold in first fortnight

Eighth Harry Potter book surpasses one million copies sold in first fortnight

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has once again taken the Official Top 50 number one spot, with 168,389 copies sold for £1.86m in its second week on sale. Despite an 80% drop on its scorching launch week, the playscript has now shifted 1,016,275 copies since its publication on 31st July and earned over £10m for Little, Brown.

The last title to sell a million copies was E L James’ Grey (Arrow), which achieved the milestone in a relatively sluggish five weeks in summer 2015. In the last five years, only four other books—the original Fifty Shades trilogy and Jamie’s 15-Minute...

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