Potter playscript pips rivals to the post

Potter playscript pips rivals to the post

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Sphere) has bewitched the UK Official Top 50 for a second week, holding the number one spot with 23,711 copies sold, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. This is an 18% leap in volume week on week, and gifts J K Rowling her 80th week in the overall top spot.

Exactly a year ago, the hardback edition of …Cursed Child shifted 847,886 copies in its first week on sale to become the fastest-selling title in nine years. As a result, the market took a bit of a battering in comparison to the same week in 2016. At £26.7m, value was down £8m and 23...

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