~Potter sequel continues US reign~
The film has become an enormous hit around the world
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third Harry Potter film, has topped the North American box office chart for the second week.
It took $35m (over the weekend, bring its US and Canadian total so far to $158.1 m, according to analysts Exhibitor Relations.
Vin Diesel thriller The Chronicles of Riddick was second, with Shrek 2 third.
The Stepford Wives, which stars Nicole Kidman and Matthew Broderick, entered in fourth place with $22.2m.
TOP FIVE NORTH AMERICAN FILMS
1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2 The Chronicles of Riddick
3 Shrek 2
4 The Stepford Wives
5 Garfield: The Movie
The Prisoner of Azkaban has become a global hit since its release two weeks ago, taking more than $362m around the world, according to industry magazine Screen Daily.
RUMORS AND THEORIES!!!
Harry might become Gryffindor's heir.
1) his birthday is on July 31, wich falls under the astrological sign of Leo, the lion. The lion is the house symbol for Gryffindor.
2) He was able to summon the sword of Grodric, which only a "true Gryffindor could do".
3) It was predicted that the heir to Gryffindor would bring down the heir to Slytherin, which explaines why Voldemort wanted to kill him and his father.
4) The sparks that harry shot out of his wand were the house colors for Gryffindor
NEXT SET OF RUMORS
DAVID THEWLIS plays such a scary werewolf in the next Harry Potter film that he was nearly axed
as bosses feared he would terrify young cinema-goers.
His character, professor Remus Lupin, spooks Harry and his fellow wizardry pupils
when he changes into a monster at the full moon.
His stare and make-up get more intense and he goes into weird spasms.
Then a stunt man takes over the part of the nine-foot werewolf, striding around inside a giant costume.
David, who dates ANNA FRIEL, said of his chilling part in The Prisoner of Azkaban:
“The directors thought it might be too scary — but kept it.”
BOOK RUMORS & SOME TRUTHS!!!
Here is the Offical title of Book 6 right from JK Rowlings web site. I screen printed it just so that you all could see it. So it is NOT Green Flame Torch as earlier though of.
Brian says: I have heard that a working title is The Green Flame Torch! Even if this is not the title, supposedly there is a torch with green light that kills anything evil and restores all good forces! Hermione will be made a prefect!
A new subject is introduced in this book that has to do with apparating, disapparating, and flying!
the UHPFC informs us: "I have a friend at Scholastic and the 6th book summarization says that when Hermione is injured in the hospital wing, Ron and Harry go one-on-one with Voldemort."
It is Harry's last year at Hogwarts!
Harry and Draco may join forces to conquer Voldemort!
The last word of the book will be "scar"!
One classmate may become a teacher, and it is rumored that it will be NEVILLE!
JKR announces that Lupin will play a big role!
We will find out why certain people become ghosts after death.
This is the book where the revelation about Lily Potter is made.
Snape MAY be redeemed- maybe he'll save Harry?
The secret of Harry's wealth will be revealed.
A new broomstick will be introduced in each book. (Book Four had none, but there was no Quidditch.)
The Ravenclaw Ghost will make an appearance! JK stated on a muggle news show that it is called The Grey Lady!
Past Characters will make appearances- Lupin, Aragog, Sirius, Crookshanks, Pettigrew and even the flying car!!!
Prof. Trelawney's 1st successful prediction will be revealed.
A desperate character manages to learn magic late in life.
Future books will be darker, with more deaths...Colin Creevey, perhaps? "A Fan of Harry's Will Die".
News of Harry's parents/grandparents- and their former jobs- will be announced. This will be important!
Tom Riddle (UHPFC) reports: "The fact that Harry has his mother's eyes will be very important in a future book. As is the fact that her wand was a nice wand for charm work." Harry won't become an animagus.
If you go to the UK Patent Office's trademark search and type in "Harry Potter" you will come up with 3 very interesting marks - Harry Potter and the Alchemist's Cell, Harry Potter and the Pyramids of Furmat, and Harry Potter and the Chariots of Light. Could these possibly be used for future book titles? Note that this site is down from time to time and the previous links may be unavailable.