Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Hunger Games Scarfs Up 4 MTV Wins

But Twilight wins Movie of Year

(Newser) - The Hunger Games scooped up four top MTV movie awards last night, nailing golden popcorn trophies for Best Female and Male Performance for stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, as well as for Best Fight, and Best Transformation for Elizabeth Banks. But The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn won Best Movie... More »

JK Rowling: I Almost Killed Ron

She wanted to kill one of the trio 'out of pure spite'

(Newser) - Talk about your unforgivable curses. JK Rowling has revealed that she came very close to tossing an Avada Kedavra Ron Weasley’s way somewhere in the middle of the Harry Potter series. “I did seriously consider killing Ron,” Rowling tells Daniel Radcliffe in an interview on the Harry ... More »

Harry Potter Zaps Box Office Record, Nabs $168.6M

Deathly Hallows Part 2 collects $475.6M globally in massive opening weekend

(Newser) - Harry Potter went out with a true bang: The final installment in the wizarding saga, the Deathly Hallows Part 2, notched almost half a billion dollars internationally, with an opening weekend take of $475.6 million. That shattered the previous record, Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince, which the... More »

Robert Pattinson Sweeps MTV Awards

(Newser) - Not a bad night for the undead. Pale hunk Robert Pattinson scooped up three big MTV movie awards last night for Best Male Drama Performance, Best Fight, and Best Kiss. He also managed to slip the F-word past censors when presenting Reese Witherspoon with a special MTV Generation Award, quipping:... More »

Between Harry Potter and Osama, ‘Eerie’ Connections

The links could boost Potter's box office, writes Gregg Kilday

(Newser) - Now that Osama bin Laden has been killed, the inevitable question: When will the first movie about his death come out? In the Hollywood Reporter , Gregg Kilday makes the case that it might be as soon as July 15 ... when the final Harry Potter installment hits theaters. There have been... More »

Kindle Becomes Amazon's Best-Selling Item Ever

Passes even Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

(Newser) - Move over, Harry Potter. The Kindle 3 has passed The Deathly Hallows to become the best-selling product in Amazon’s history, the company has announced. The latest generation Kindle is also selling much faster than its predecessors, and, as Mashable notes, the sales milestone indicates that the iPad isn’t... More »

Harry Potter's $50.3M Haul Tops Holiday Weekend

But Tangled isn't far behind

(Newser) - A fairy-tale princess gave young wizard Harry Potter a run for his money at the weekend box office. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million over Thanksgiving weekend, closely followed by the animated musical Tangled with $49.1 million, according... More »

Harry Potter Has $125M Weekend

No. 6 opening weekend of all time

(Newser) - Harry Potter has cast his biggest box-office spell yet with a franchise record $125.1 million domestically over opening weekend. In terms of revenue, that puts Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 ahead of the series' best previous debut of $102.7 million for 2005's Harry Potter and ... More »

Deathly Hallows Is Darkest Potter Movie Yet

Quidditch gets swapped for bleak tone in penultimate film

(Newser) - The penultimate Harry Potter movie hits theaters today, and while reviews for Deathly Hallows: Part I range all the way from "best Potter movie ever" to "worst Potter movie ever," most critics are positive about it and are looking forward to next summer's grand finale. The movie... More »

Harry Potter Film Leaked Online

First 36 minutes of Deathly Hallows on file-sharing sites, Warner launches probe

(Newser) - The first 36 minutes of the new Harry Potter movie have been leaked online days before its worldwide theatrical debut, and Warner Bros. officials are on a hunt to find the culprit. The footage made available for download on file-sharing sites like the Pirate Bay was watermarked, meaning it came... More »

New Harry Potter Film Debuts in London

It's the first part of the two-part finale

(Newser) - American audiences have to wait another week, but the second-last installment of the Harry Potter movies premiered in London tonight. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I sets up the grand finale, which isn't out until July 2011. Not that reviews will mean a whit to devoted fans, but... More »

Abra Cadabra: The New Harry Potter

Soul-sucking horror for boy wizard in new trailer

(Newser) - Desperation, death, and soul-sucking chills. And that's just a taste of what our boy wizard is up against in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, flying to theaters Nov. 19 . The brand new theatrical trailer for the Warner Bros. film reveals a blacker black from director David Yates, heart-stopping evil... More »

Radcliffe 'Devastated' by Potter's End

Watson: 'I feel like someone is dying'

(Newser) - The Harry Potter epic is almost over and its stars are crushed. Daniel Radcliffe says he'll be "devastated" when filming ends in two weeks. "There is nothing I watch without it triggering a series of memories," he tells People . Everything about the films "is so linked... More »

'Harry Potter' Heads Back to Broadway

Daniel Radcliffe will star in 'How to Succeed in Business'

(Newser) - Harry Potter's alter ego is returning to the Broadway stage, and not only will he keep his clothes on this time around, but he'll also sing and dance. Daniel Radcliffe, 20, who stripped down when he starred in Equus in 2008, has landed the lead in a revival of How ... More »

Drunk Crew Leaves Harry Potter Script in Bar

Deathly Hollows makes big changes from the book

(Newser) - The world came this close to getting an early look at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows script: A copy was found abandoned under a table in the pub that the film's crew did some serious drinking at on Thursday night. But the eagle-eyed individual who found the script... More »

Harry, Hermione Get Naked

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson get 'very sexy,' says director

(Newser) - Hang on to your hats, parents: Harry Potter and Hermione Granger will strip down in a “very sexy” scene in the next film. The decidedly mature scenario comes about courtesy of a monster that's torturing Ron Weasley, Hermione’s would-be boyfriend, with the scandalous images. “We’ll create... More »

Michelle, Daughters Slip Into London

First family visits parliament, then hits the pub

(Newser) - Barack Obama flew back to the US Sunday, but Michelle, Malia, and Sasha began a secret trip to London yesterday, reports the Daily Mail, visiting Big Ben and Parliament before tucking in for fish and chips at a traditional pub near the American embassy. Michelle also made an unofficial visit... More »

'Harry' Invites Obama Girls to Hogwarts

Actor offers to give first daughters a tour

(Newser) - Malia and Sasha Obama just moved into the White House, and they may soon get a tour of an even more exciting place: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter himself—or, rather, actor Daniel Radcliffe—invited the first daughters to visit the set and said he “would... More »

Rowling's New Book Drops Tomorrow

(Newser) - A new book by JK Rowling, patterned on one mentioned in the final Harry Potter installment, is set to be released tomorrow, Reuters reports. Profits from The Tales of Beedle the Bard will go to Rowling’s charity for Eastern European children. In addition to a global print run of... More »

Potter Flick Pushed to Summer

(Newser) - Harry Potter won't be working movie magic in November. In a surprise move, Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to July of 2009, MTV reports. The studio says the move isn't because of any problems with the film. It simply needs a... More »

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