Nine-year-old Phoebe Lett (left) poses with Harry Potter glasses at the Scholastic Store in New York City. Three-year-old Christian Robb (right) of Centennial, Colorado, stares up at the movie poster announcing that Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone is now showing at the United Artists Continental 6 Theaters.
With a fire-breathing magic book, the magician Gunther Veh (left) performs for a group of children at the premiere of the Harry Potter film in a Hamburg cinema. Eight-year-old Kelly O'Connell (right) attends a Harry Potter costume party at The Scholastic Store's Hogwarts Castle in New York.
Daniel Radcliffe and Robbie Coltrane (left) arriving to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Rupert Grint (right) sits at a dinner table during the movie premiere's after party.
Tom Felton (left) and Emma Watson (right) arrive at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London.
A Harry Potter figure (left) on display at a Kmart store in Troy, Michigan. Various Harry Potter merchandise (right) is on view at the London premiere of the film, including a toy Baby Norbert dragon, a potion class activity set, backpack, note cards, t-shirt, hat, eyeglass picture frame and a stuffed Hedwig owl.