Scholastic looks at Harry Potter through the decade

Undoubtedly, one of the greatest phenomenons of the past decade has been the Harry Potter series. To reflect on Potter's numerous achievements, Scholastic has issued a press released detailing lots of interesting dates and US sale figures. Below are a sample:

July 8, 2000: 3.8 million – the record-breaking initial print-run of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

July 11, 2000: 3 million – copies sold in the first weekend from the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, breaking all publishing sales records.

March, 12, 2001: Release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages with net proceeds to benefit Comic Relief, UK.

June 21, 2003: 6.8 million – the record-breaking initial print-run of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

June 22, 2003: 5 million – copies sold in the first 24 hours following the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, breaking all publishing records.

July 16, 2005: 10.8 million – the record-breaking initial print-run of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

July 17, 2005: 6.9 million – copies sold in the first 24 hours following the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, breaking all publishing records.

For more about the past decade in Harry Potter, visit Scholastic's media page. You may recall that two years ago MuggleNet published a Decade in Review area featuring a detailed timeline of the Potter franchise from 1997 to 2007. It will be updated and republished soon to encapsulate 1997 – today.

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