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2009-08-16 11:20:45

The Harry Potter books by British author J.K. Rowling have expanded beyond the literary world into scholarly and religious realms, an author says. Russell W. Dalton, author of Faith Journey through Fantasy Lands: A Christian Dialogue with Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings, said the popular literary series about a young wizard has earned a special cultural significance, The Boston Globe said Sunday. There is a whole burgeoning field of religion and popular culture, not just...

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2009-07-30 22:57:57

The way newspapers are represented in the Harry Potter books could have a negative impact on young people's understanding of journalism, U.S. researchers say. Study co-author Amanda Sturgill, senior lecturer in journalism at Baylor University, says in a news release an analysis of the first six books in author J.K. Rowling's best-selling series about the boy wizard found overwhelmingly negative representation of journalism. Sturgill said the concern is that young readers will come away with a...

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2009-07-27 15:02:59

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom so far this year, Warner Bros. Pictures International said Monday. Taking into account the $8.5 million it made this weekend, the movie has now grossed $54 million since it opened in U.K. cinemas July 15. Harry Potter is a uniquely British franchise, so it's fitting that this, the sixth movie in the series, is another phenomenal success at the U.K. box office, Josh Berger, president and managing director...

2009-07-18 13:12:49

The latestHarry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, has earned $107 million in its first three days in U.S. theaters, gate receipts show. Entertainment Weekly reported online Saturday the sixth Harry Potter movie earned $26.8 million Friday, its third day in release in the United States. Despite the initial domestic success of Half-Blood Prince, the film's opening three-day total falls short of the tally earned by this summer's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Fallen...

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2009-07-16 14:42:19

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the iconic film franchise, conjured up $22.2 million from U.S. midnight screenings Wednesday. Variety.com said the movie's initial box office take eclipsed the $18 million midnight domestic record set last summer by the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. Prince reportedly racked up $58.4 million in ticket sales for its opening day total, including the midnight screenings. The entertainment industry trade newspaper suggested one...

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2009-07-16 12:15:00

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the iconic film franchise, conjured up $22.2 million from U.S. midnight screenings Wednesday. Variety.com said the movie's box office take eclipsed the $18 million midnight domestic record set last summer by the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. The entertainment industry trade newspaper suggested one reason the midnight crowds were so big this week was because Potter devotees who grew up with the books and films are now teens...

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2009-07-15 10:35:04

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth installment in the magic-themed movie franchise, has earned a glowing review from the Vatican's newspaper. L'Osservatore Romano published a critique Tuesday praising the filmmakers for drawing a clear line of demarcation between good and evil, making clear that good is right, and that in some cases this involves hard work and sacrifices, The Times of London reported. The L'Osservatore reviewer also said the movie promotes the values of...

2009-07-13 10:14:00

LOS ANGELES, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Potter is successfully casting his spell on moviegoers across the country, selling out more than 1,000 showtimes on Fandango, from San Francisco to New York, from Anchorage, Alaska to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens tomorrow night at midnight, theater owners are scrambling to add additional showtimes throughout the witching hours on Wednesday morning. (Logo:...

2009-07-09 09:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, reports that nearly 500 showtimes of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (opening next Tuesday night at midnight) are sold out across the country. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061016/LAM046LOGO-b) The sixth Harry Potter movie currently represents: Fandango's fastest-selling title of the year; 65% of daily ticket sales on Fandango (followed by Bruno, which opens tomorrow and...

2009-07-07 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, opens next week (on Wednesday, July 15) - but the film already represents 61% of daily ticket sales on Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061016/LAM046LOGO-b) Advance ticket sales for the new Potter movie are outpacing advance sales for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the fifth Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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