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One More Release Date Change: Half-Blood Prince Now Out July 15th, Confirmed by WB

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 05:06 PM

Here we go again: Erc box office is reporting (now picked up too by that Warner Bros has changed the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet again, this time two days earlier than stated before to Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Update: WB has confirmed this now directly to TLC. Again, the new release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman said that "Every day the kids are out of school in summer is just like an extra Saturday."The article continues that with this move, it "gives the movie a head-start on the weekend during what's shaping up as a highly competitive summer season for Hollywood, which has major franchise films opening virtually every week." As readers will recall, OotP was moved shortly before its release, to the opening day as a Wednesday back in July, 2007.

Thanks so much to Jeff from ERC Boxoffice and for emailing!

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3703 Points

Yeah, I can see why people are mad. I’m happy about this change, but seriously, why couldn’t have WB just made this decision earlier – let’s say … when they changed the date to July 17?! It’s sort of annoying how they do this :/

Posted by Christine on April 14, 2009, 06:06 PM report to moderator
237 Points

Dang it. I hate going to midnight movies during the week. I like to take Friday off work and start with the midnight movie, sleep a bit, then see the movie a couple of more times that Friday. I just skipped the midnight movie of OotP because it’s not as easy to take Thursday off as it is Friday for me.

Posted by hpikjdjg on April 14, 2009, 06:07 PM report to moderator
760 Points

Wow. They changed the release date again. At least this time it is so it can be released earlier…kinda.

Posted by raven_puff on April 14, 2009, 06:12 PM report to moderator
539 Points

I’m really excited now that it was moved closer!

Posted by Saoirse42 *ROAR!* on April 14, 2009, 06:15 PM report to moderator
1698 Points

WHAT?! why are they only moving it back two days?!?! now instead of being on a great day like friday, its coming out on a wednessday….. weird.

Posted by HollyHogwarts *Roar* on April 14, 2009, 06:15 PM report to moderator
2233 Points

Is this in Canada too????
crosses fingers
Please, please, please, please…

Posted by Emily [ROAR] on April 14, 2009, 06:19 PM report to moderator
433 Points

They want the opening weekend moneys, just like OotP. It worked once, why not try it again.

Posted by mollywobble on April 14, 2009, 06:21 PM report to moderator
951 Points

Why the ef do they keep chang…I mean YAY! Two days earlier. w00tiful! :-)

Posted by Shane [WBM] on April 14, 2009, 06:22 PM report to moderator
40 Points

Omg omg omg squee!!!! thats my sixteenth birthday!!!

Posted by the_cat on April 14, 2009, 06:24 PM report to moderator
153 Points

I’m glad it’s changed to earlier rather than later, but why? I’m super excited, but why change it by 2 days? (how about 2 months? lol)

Posted by katem4 on April 14, 2009, 06:26 PM report to moderator
3908 Points

Two days earlier! SCORE!

Posted by Imperiused! on April 14, 2009, 06:28 PM report to moderator
1091 Points

awesome. at least its earlier

Posted by LoSushi! [[ ROAR ]] on April 14, 2009, 06:28 PM report to moderator
52 Points

Well, um m good good news… good news

Posted by 00AMR00 on April 14, 2009, 06:31 PM report to moderator

Well, I am happy it’s opening two days earlier, but I am kind of sad too. July 17th is my birthday and I was kind of excited that it would be opening on my birthday.

Posted by Patrickster on April 14, 2009, 06:31 PM report to moderator
2588 Points

My heart skipped a beat when I read the first few lines! LOL! Why couldn’t they change it to a May date? I’m never happy! LOL! Sweet!

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 14, 2009, 06:34 PM report to moderator
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