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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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256 Comments

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Well im not complaining at least its not later then the july 17 date. Cant wait

Posted by Horcruxalej on April 14, 2009, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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Halleluja – I need something to break up the monotony of the summer.

Posted by norweigian_ridgeback on April 14, 2009, 07:14 PM report to moderator
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Does WB ever stop changing their minds? Like someone on the last page said, does this affect Australia to or is it just the US and UK? I hope all you guys going to Azkatraz can get around this, because it would really suck if it couldn’t happen.

Posted by butterbeer bottle on April 14, 2009, 07:17 PM report to moderator
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What about Azkatraz? I know it’s just a fan convention but I wish WB would have taken it into consideration even if that’s asking a lot.

Posted by hopkinsdancr22 on April 14, 2009, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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This is just because the Americans can’t stand to let the Australians watch the movie first!

Posted by Verity Weasley on April 14, 2009, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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Wooo!!! does little dance on chair and squees
JULY 15th is my birthday!!!!!!
I wasn’t able to go to the midnight showing bc it was on the day of my cousins birthday and now I CAN!!!!!!! sorry just a tad excited!

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on April 14, 2009, 07:23 PM report to moderator
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oops: i meant cousins wedding lol

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on April 14, 2009, 07:23 PM report to moderator
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wooop! well two days IS two days earlier than expectedd..i’ll take thatt..:D

Posted by fan.numero1 [SFTC!] on April 14, 2009, 07:34 PM report to moderator
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awesomeee! they have a serious decision making problem, WB. o well, we whine when it gets pushed back and we whine when it gets pushed forward..i am personally happy \o/ squeee!

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YAY!!!!! It comes out early!!!! hopefully i wont have important plans (not that hbp coming out isnt) on that day and not on that friday!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 14, 2009, 07:43 PM report to moderator
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The date changes are so pointless. I don’t understand why they keep doing this. Why is such a big movie coming out on a wednesday? I was annoyed the last time they changed this. People plan for midnight releases and things, and when they keep changing the date it screws up all the plans.

Posted by Ms_Fly on April 14, 2009, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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The date changes are so pointless. I don’t understand why they keep doing this. Why is such a big movie coming out on a wednesday? I was annoyed the last time they changed this. People plan for midnight releases and things, and when they keep changing the date it screws up all the plans.

Posted by Ms_Fly on April 14, 2009, 07:47 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

dang. this messes up my sleepover/party plans. ug cmon wn

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on April 14, 2009, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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So is it still the same in Australia? We had it coming out on the 16th….

Posted by - Mishh. (WBM) on April 14, 2009, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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hahah oops i meant wb. hmmm. what could wn stand for? whinny ninns. haha anymore ideas?

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on April 14, 2009, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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