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This July 30, 2016 photo shows the Palace Theatre in central London which is showing a stage production of, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." The script “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” sold more than 2 million print copies in North America in its first two days of publication, Scholastic announced Wednesday, Aug. 3. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

The new 'Harry Potter' script is selling historically fast



The "Child" isn't cursed after all.

In the first few days after its North American debut, the script for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'"sold more than 2 million print copies, Scholastic revealed Wednesday.

Though that's well below the 8 million copies the seventh book in the wildly popular series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," sold in 2007, it's still one of the fastest-selling works of literature in history.

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What's really interesting is that the "Cursed Child" is a script to a play, and as the AP puts it, "for a project that only partially involved [J.K.] Rowling."

It's sold even more copies than the script for "Hamilton." And in the U.K. it has sold over 680,000 print copies. 

The "Cursed Child" was co-written by Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

In the months leading up to its release, pre-orders for the book hit record numbers and it has now climbed to the top of the best-seller lists on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Stats on how many e-copies of the book have sold are not yet available.

How excited are you for 'Cursed Child'?

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