Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. studio announced plans for a new series of films based on the works of “Harry Potter” writer J.K. Rowling, expanding a partnership with the best-selling author.
Time Warner Inc., the owner of Warner Bros. film studios and HBO, reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the latest “Harry Potter” movie boosted sales at its film division.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has generated $32 million in advance U.S. ticket sales, setting the stage for one of Hollywood’s biggest opening weekends.
The next “ Harry Potter ” film won’t be shown in 3-D because Warner Bros. couldn’t convert the movie in time for the Nov. 19 release date.
J.K. Rowling, the billionaire author of the Harry Potter books, started an Internet venture to sell electronic versions of the novels and publish material about the boy wizard.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” may collect as much as $400 million in U.S. ticket sales, positioning Warner Bros. to come from behind and take the 2011 box office crown from current leader Paramount Pictures.
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