The book featuring the script of the current hit stage production “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has already sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America, Scholastic announced on Wednesday.
Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the play itself is written by Jack Thorne and is currently running in London’s West End Palace Theatre. The script book was released after midnight on July 31 — just one day after the play officially premiered — and sold more than two million copies in the first two days of its release.
“We are delighted to see the sustained enthusiasm for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two’ which has also sparked more interest in the seven previously published Harry Potter books,” President of Scholastic Trade Ellie Berger said in a statement.
According to Scholastic, the original “Harry Potter” series — which was published between 1998 and 2007 — has sold more than 160 million copies in the U.S. and over 450 million worldwide.
The play takes place 19 years after the seventh book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and follows Harry (Jamie Parker), Hermione (Noma Dumezweni), and Ron (Paul Thornley) as adults with their children.
Tickets for the play have quickly sold out and the 250,000 that were released for the latter half of 2017 were gone within hours.