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

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

Here we go again: Erc box office is reporting (now picked up too by ComingSoon.net) 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 Comingsoon.net for emailing!

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196 Points

Ew. The Wednesday release date will completely destroy their opening weekend. I preferred Friday, IMO.

Posted by Jaymie Brooks on April 14, 2009, 06:38 PM report to moderator
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YES YES YES

Posted by avadakedavra93 on April 14, 2009, 06:38 PM report to moderator
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I HATE YOU WB ! it was gonna be released on my 18th birthday… i was so psyched. I am so gutted i can’t even put it into words.

Posted by spiritbound on April 14, 2009, 06:40 PM report to moderator
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Okay, this would be all fine and dandy but now I have to change the countdown on my calander! make up your minds WB! grrr :/

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on April 14, 2009, 06:40 PM report to moderator
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DO. NOT. WANT.

Seriously, this completely messes up my plans for Azkatraz. WTF?

Posted by Kelsey on April 14, 2009, 06:41 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

wtf warner bros?

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on April 14, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
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so has leaky changed the count down calender then? and why a wednesday?

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on April 14, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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well at least this time they moved the date up.

Posted by Lady of the Lake on April 14, 2009, 06:51 PM report to moderator
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196 Points

I HATE Wednesday openings. They could have had the largest opening day of the YEAR if this was on a Friday, but they threw that in the trash.

Maybe they wanted an extra two days to knock Ice Age and Transformers off? But I don’t see their logic. I had so many plans for Friday night, and Wednesday is just an awkward day of the week to make plans for…

Posted by Jaymie Brooks on April 14, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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1046 Points

is this for australia too?

Posted by bec majec *roar* on April 14, 2009, 06:53 PM report to moderator
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OH BIG DIFFERNCE!!!!!! THIS DOESNT MAKE UP FOR THE FACT THAT IT WAS MOVED BACK MORE THAN 100 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on April 14, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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604 Points

Im actually hoping this is not true.

Posted by Crown Victoria [WBM] on April 14, 2009, 06:58 PM report to moderator
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The Azkatraz attendees are sooooo not going to be happy about this….

Posted by Kismatt on April 14, 2009, 07:03 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! Let’s hope that it doesn’t change again, it’ll get confusing. Yay again!

Posted by 3 Weasley Twin (ROAR!) ~{WWW Employee}~ on April 14, 2009, 07:03 PM report to moderator
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Ten galleons says that next month they’ll decide to make the movie animated, instead. Or rename every character “Lobsterphone”, and get Edward James Olmos to come in and overdub everybody’s lines.

Actually, that would be pretty sweet.

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on April 14, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
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