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"Half-Blood Prince" a Summer Movie Favorite

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Posted by: sue
April 30, 2009, 06:46 AM

Reuters is reporting this morning that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the most anticipated by movie goers, according to a recent a poll.  According to the results, "thirty-nine percent of respondents in an online poll released on Thursday by AOL website named "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" the summer movie they most want to see."

The article continued:

Sixty percent of the 280,000 respondents said they expect the new "Harry Potter" movie, which opens on July 15, to be the top box office draw of the upcoming blockbuster season."It's going to be a big summer for 'Harry Potter,' people absolutely love that franchise, and for the most part the films seem to get better each time out," said Scott Robson, editor-in-chief of Moviefone.

Among the most anticipated movies, the sixth installment in the "Harry Potter" saga was followed by: 29 percent for "Star Trek"; 12 percent each for "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"; 7 percent for "Terminator Salvation" and 2 percent for comedy "Bruno."

Moviefone also released their HBP set visit preview last week, and among the various bits of news in their piece, Rupert Grint stated that for the kiss his character Ron Weasley shares with Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave) it took ten times to get it right: "We were both quite nervous and [director David Yates] was really good and only let it go on for about 10 takes." Only? To make matters worse, Grint and Lavender were performing for a live audience. "I had a room full of people cheering," Grint says.

Dan Radcliffe also had a funny story about filming a breakfast scene in the Great Hall as follows:

4. Radcliffe isn't exactly Homer Simpson when it comes to bacon.
During the scene we watched filmed, Harry and Ron discuss a forthcoming Quidditch match over breakfast in the Hogwarts dining hall; and take after take we watch them nibble on seemingly fresh plates of bacon and eggs. Sounds like a food lover's dream, right? Wrong. Radcliffe was so sick and tired of bacon, he took to feeding a 10-year-old extra who couldn't get enough of it. "I've been turning around and shoving all my bacon onto his plate just to amuse myself," Radcliffe laughs. "He seems to be having a good time." Mmmm?

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192 Points

Midnight premiere here I come….well in 75 days that is :)

Posted by PadfootLover4ever on April 30, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator

They can count ME in that list of people who are MOST looking farward
to HBP too.Can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!

Dan is halarious!!!!! Fast thinking Dan!!!

Posted by Jeannine on April 30, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

I bet it’s the most anticipated film of the summer! We have been waiting an awfully long time, moving the release date so far undoubtedly contributed to this very strong showing in the poll. WB will undoubtedly be delighted.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 30, 2009, 09:46 AM report to moderator
2579 Points

77 days! I’m so excited! Accio July!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on April 30, 2009, 10:26 AM report to moderator
2963 Points

the next film is going to be loved by muggles and wizards alike. i hope they do justice to the book. the comment about dan and the bacon was uncalled for. it makes him look a bit full of himself.

Posted by prof mewthree "squee" on April 30, 2009, 10:49 AM report to moderator
3846 Points

No other films count this summer for me <3 I don’t like bacon either =D

Posted by AbiDumbledore on April 30, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
241 Points

lol poor Rupert! Haha.

Posted by Linnyish on April 30, 2009, 11:17 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

Most highly anticipated doesn’t even seem to do it justice.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 30, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
2799 Points

LOL poor Dan…it seems that little kid was happy though :D I’m getting more and more excited every day for this movie!

Posted by Sarabi on April 30, 2009, 12:20 PM report to moderator
3686 Points

it’s like the only film that i will proberly see this year, thats a bit of a lie, i will proberly check out up as well, gotta love pixar.. I’m glad we are all hyped up and didn’t lose interest after they moved the release date.

Posted by sunshine123ROAR on April 30, 2009, 12:22 PM report to moderator
3186 Points

can’t come soon enough

Posted by FrancescaElle on April 30, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
3186 Points

can’t come soon enough

Posted by FrancescaElle on April 30, 2009, 12:26 PM report to moderator
3186 Points

sounds awesome

Posted by FrancescaElle on April 30, 2009, 12:27 PM report to moderator
3987 Points

COOL! It is so gonna be a great summer!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 30, 2009, 12:50 PM report to moderator
23764 Points

I think both HBP and Star Trek will be big hits this summer.

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on April 30, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
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