I really thought Transformers or Star Trek would be the big box office buster of the summer, but here it is not quite Friday (check the post date), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has already hit $100 million worldwide.Â Granted only $58.2 million is from U.S. ticket sales, but the one day total is astounding.
This is the largest opening for the movie franchise, even though the final book came out two years ago.Â I would have thought the first Potter movie would have been the big hit simply because of the fan anticipation.Â If this is the tip of the iceberg, I can’t wait until Monday when the weekend take comes in.
I’m hoping to find a moment to see the movie real soon. How many of you will see Harry Potter this weekend?
At some point Harry Potter was bound to pop up in our Magic themed Art Appreciation Moment day.Â It took a while to find a good image, as for some reason alot of the image I found involved Harry/Hermoione/Ron involved in some weird sex act.
My extensive search did discover this nice piece by Noe Monin featuring a scary moment for Harry from the Half-Blood Prince book.Â And since the movie is just around the corner, this seemed most appropriate for today.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is another in the big summer movie extravaganza, and it opens July 17, 2009.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has done really well in comic book form, and even though we won’t see Harry Potter comics in the near future, I do wonder how many comic book readers are fans of the Harry Potter books?Â How many of the Major Spoiler Legion are going to see the Half Blood Prince?
Man, I don’t know what the movie studios and book stores are going to do when the final Harry Potter movie arrives.Â Book stores have already seen a drop in overall revenue following the Deathly Hallows release, and while I doubt the movie theaters will suffer the same fate, knowing you won’t be raking in the bucks each holiday season has got to smart.
Until the inevitable day, check out the latest trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Sorry Potter fans, you’ll have to wait until next summer to watch Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.Â The movie was originally scheduled to open just before Thanksgiving (November 17), but because of the writer’s strike, there aren’t any good tent-pole films for Warner Bros. next summer.
“Like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films-changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of,” he said. “We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.”
The company had tried to get the Justice League movie into production before the strike so it would be ready next year.Â Potter will now open July 17, 2009.