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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD Sells Approximately 5 Million Units on Day-One


March 09, 2006, Warner Home Video is spellbound over the phenomenal success of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on DVD with retailers reporting record breaking day-one sales of approximately 5 million units in North America. Fans across the globe have been swept up by the magic of J.K. Rowling’s enormously popular books and most recently made Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a major theatrical success with a worldwide box office gross of over $890 million. Brisk DVD consumer sales are expected to continue through Spring making the Harry Potter film franchise one of the best selling DVD franchises in history.

’We’re extremely pleased with the out-of-the-gate success of the DVD release of ’Goblet of Fire’,’ said Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video. ’We knew fans really connected with this installment in the Harry Potter series, and that continued loyalty to the franchise has carried over to these phenomenal DVD sales figures.’

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire takes Harry and his friends on an adventure filled with more danger and action than ever before. The two-disc Special Edition includes never-before-seen footage, conversations with the cast, interactive challenges, making-of featurettes and an exclusive look at the film from behind-the-scenes.

Principal photography on the fifth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter novel series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, commenced on February 6th at England’s Leavesden Studios. The film will be released in 2007.

When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools – the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. In this fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, everything changes as Harry, Ron and Hermione leave childhood forever and take on challenges greater than anything they could have imagined.

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