'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' rakes in $25 mil before opening
July 13th, 2011
02:47 PM ET

'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' rakes in $25 mil before opening

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has already earned $25 million domestically - and the film hasn't even opened yet.

At the rate it’s going, the final installment of the franchise could break records.

According to Warner Bros., the majority of pre-ordered tickets are for midnight screenings, which means the film could take the title of most successful midnight opening away from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

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Rupert Grint on kissing co-star Emma Watson: Yuck
July 12th, 2011
06:07 PM ET

Rupert Grint on kissing co-star Emma Watson: Yuck

Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger might have romantic feelings for one another, but the actors who play them certainly do not.

Rupert Grint and Emma Watson - who say they’ve developed a sibling-like relationship after working together for the past decade - weren’t looking forward to the time when their characters finally got together on the big screen.

The pair’s passionate kiss in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” out Friday, was awkward to film, and even more awkward to watch, Grint tells MTV.

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Best of wacky 'Potter'-inspired stuff
July 12th, 2011
03:08 PM ET

The best 'Potter'-inspired stuff money can buy

If there's one thing a decade of "Harry Potter" has taught us, it's that the fans' obsession knows no bounds.

From Pygmy Puffs to an original oil painting of Mad-Eye Moody, we've rounded up some of the wackiest - or maybe the best - "Potter"-inspired stuff. Check it out in the gallery above.

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July 8th, 2011
03:58 PM ET

Are you a 'Harry Potter' expert? Take the quiz

Do you know how many times that infamous scar has been affixed? This difficult quiz will test your knowledge of facts and figures from the "Harry Potter" film series. Here's where we separate the Muggles from the witches and wizards. Expecto Patronum!

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J.K. Rowling: 'Never say never' to more 'Potter'
July 8th, 2011
10:41 AM ET

J.K. Rowling: 'Never say never' to more 'Potter'

Will she or won’t she?

Although J.K. Rowling has said that the story of Harry Potter ends with the seventh book, she’s reserving the right to change her mind and extend the story.

The 45-year-old author told the enormous crowd gathered for the world premiere of “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in London Thursday that she has no immediate plans to resurrect Potter's tale, but also that one should “never say never.”

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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' world premiere
July 7th, 2011
06:25 PM ET

'Harry Potter' tickets sell out a week before release

After 10 years, the end of "Harry Potter's" cinematic tale has arrived. Fans packed into London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday for the world premiere, and the cast talked to CNN about what it was like to say goodbye to the long-running franchise.

If you're planning on seeing "Potter" stateside on July 15, check to make sure there's still a ticket available at a showing near you. Online retailer Fandango reports that the site has already sold out of more than 2,000 showings across the U.S., from "Anchorage, Alaska to Sunrise, Florida," according to a statement. So far, it's Fandango's fastest selling movie. (Surprise, surprise.)

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" opens July 15. You can catch a sneak peek of never before seen footage during Larry King's "Harry Potter" special this Sunday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Don't forget to send in any questions you have for the cast via iReport by Friday, July 8 at noon, and you could see the answer on CNN.com.


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