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Harry Potter and the squealing fanbase

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Warner Brothers, who owns the "Harry Potter" movie franchise is part of the MPAA. Warner Bros. Pictures

Sanden Totten visits the penultimate Potter party of our age. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 broke pre-sale ticket records with over $30 million sold before ticket booths opened for last night's midnight showing, and ticket sale-tracking websites have predicted a possible near-record $60 million opening-day sales and $130-million weekend gross.

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