Book beats movie

Jun 24, 2003 15:41 · 91 words · 1 minute read

What was the biggest thing in entertainment this past weekend? Could it be the long-anticipated, quite hyped Hulk? Hulk grossed more than $62 million to have the biggest June movie opening to date. But, this weekend, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix debuted in bookstores around the world. Scholastic reports that it sold 5 million copies on Saturday (including preorders). Even with the common 40% discount, that still marks a $90 million debut! This is probably the first weekend that a book has outgrossed a big, new movie release!