Popular Culture: Harry Potter: June 2004 Archives

June 26, 2004

Kids like it, so it must be bad

Bulgaria: The next Harry Potter will feature Stanislav Ianevski playing the part of Quidditch star Viktor Krum. So what's the reaction in his home country?

Bulgaria's Church has raised an alarm over the Harry Potter movies.
Clerics condemned incantation scenes that are repeatedly shown in the Potter films, which continue to stir craze among kids and teenagers internationally.

Bulgaria's Church Frowning at Potter - Sofia News Agency, 26th June 2004.

June 7, 2004

'Satan' to Mel: 'Pthrrrrpp!!!!!!!'

United States: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has set a new record for opening day takings, and is third, behind Spider-Man and Shrek 2 for all-time opening weekend takings. In comparison, The Passion of the Christ is eighth in the all-time US opening weekend chart, proving less popular than any of the Harry Potter films, The Matrix Reloaded and X2: X-Men United. All three Harry Potter movies thrashed Mel Gibson's vanity pic on the opening day as well. Fundies who think Harry Potter is the work of Satan may draw their own conclusions.

New 'Potter' sets June box office records - Detroit Free Press, 7th June 2004; All Time Box Office Opening Weekends and All Time Box Office Top Opening Day Grosses - Box Office Mojo, 7th June 2004 (this latter chart disagrees with the press reports, and places Spider-Man top).

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