If you were out last night and saw a half dozen Luna Lovegoods booking it towards the nearest AMC, it should be no surprise that the Harry Potter box office numbers are already downright magical. Potter raked in $43.5 million from midnight showings alone, more than any other film. We just don’t get how everyone did it. Our moms refuse to drive us anywhere past 10pm.
But before you find yourself sobbing into your Sorting Hat, rumors have it that the Harry Potter universe will continue to print money…we mean, continue to spread wonder, just as long as Warner Bros can find a way to make it profitable. According to the Wall Street Journal, future Potter projects include converting the film’s Leavesden Studios in London into a tourism spot, expanding the HP amusement parks currently situated around the globe and the development of “Harry Potter-related online businesses and videogames.” While J.K. Rowling hasn’t announced any plans to pen another novel, Warner Bros. is circling two of her books that take place in the same universe: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages.” We’re sure the cast wouldn’t be too thrilled at the prospect of working on another Potter film any time soon, but everyone else? Well, we’ll start wearing our moms down now.
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