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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 Moviefone.com 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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55 Comments

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3048 Points

I am so excited for this film that I am not aware of many others that are coming out this summer! Of course, I might suffer from a mild disposition that might prompt me to concentrate on Harry Potter a bit too much. :)

Posted by Kirk on April 30, 2009, 07:20 PM report to moderator
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8256 Points

I can’t wait. Come on July 15!!!!!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on April 30, 2009, 08:55 PM report to moderator
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1616 Points

Would anyone expect anything less?

Posted by Jersey on April 30, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
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652 Points

Desperately can’t wait!!

Posted by copimione is ROAR [OoM4] on April 30, 2009, 11:34 PM report to moderator
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1439 Points

Of course it highly anticipated! It’s gonna be awesome!! and they’ve been teasing us with cool trailers and photos galore :)

Posted by muzic823{ROAR} on April 30, 2009, 11:48 PM report to moderator
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829 Points

can’t wait till it comes out :(
where is July :(

Posted by blackhair on May 01, 2009, 02:41 AM report to moderator
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95 Points

So excited!!! I can’t wait :)

Posted by anisia on May 01, 2009, 11:50 AM report to moderator
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6808 Points

I can’t wait. The reports are just increasing anixousness

Posted by huffledor on May 02, 2009, 01:35 AM report to moderator
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3453 Points

awesome! its in my seventeen magazine too!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on May 03, 2009, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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39234 Points

its already my favourite movie =D

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on May 11, 2009, 07:49 AM report to moderator
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