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HP-8: The Friday Roundup

  • The WSJ’s Jeff Trachtenberg wonders if it is at all humanly possible to keep a lid on spoilers once HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS is available to one and all as of July 21.
  • Bloomsbury sure hopes and prays no one breaks the embargo and spoils it for everybody.
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX’s Wednesday box office: $44.8 million, a record.
  • B&N has 1.2 pre-orders for DEATHLY HALLOWS. Borders will report their numbers imminently, no doubt.
  • Jean Hannah Edelstein looks forward to the end as it means J.K. Rowling might write something different from now on.
  • A new survey reveals that over half of adults think Harry will survive. None of the questions asked adults whether they think Harry Potter eats beans or looks like George Wendt.
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