The Next Harry Potters: Where Are They Now?

By Eleanor Barkhorn

For more than a decade, people have been speculating over which books will be as successful as J.K. Rowling's $21 billion series. A look at how those predictions turned out.

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Ever since it became clear that the Harry Potter series would become a $21 billion empire, people have speculated over what would be the next set of books to hit franchise gold. Everything from C.S. Lewis's classic Narnia books to the dystopian Hunger Games have been named as potential successors to the Potter pop culture throne.

But how successful have any of these wannabes been? With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, the final movie in the franchise, out in theaters this past weekend, here's a look at which series have been called "the next Potter--and whether they've lived up to the hype.

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