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500 Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Showings Already Sold Out

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Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 10:30 AM has announced today that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has become one of the biggest advance ticket sellers ever. In a release, the website says that HBP "has already sold out over 500 performances worldwide, including over 300 midnight showings in the U.S. alone. It currently accounts for over 60 percent of ticket sales at and these numbers are expected to rise dramatically as the July 15 release date approaches."

Earlier Reuters was reporting that the film is predicted to generate huge sums of money, with " box office experts see little reason to doubt that the sixth installment will fall within the $800 million to $1 billion range, a huge amount for a single film. "This is just a remarkable franchise that has consistently drawn blockbuster numbers each time out, and it is hard to imagine this picture not continuing that trend," said Brandon Gray, president of tracking firm Box Office Mojo."

Tickets and Midnight screenings do remain available world wide for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due out formally here in the US on July 15.

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240 Points
Went and got my tickets today. I was talking to the theater manager and he told me to be there before 7 pm to start lining up. He said the movie (Ice age) playing before HBP that night will let out at 9:45 and they will let the HP people in at 10:00. They still had a lot of tickets and so far are only showing on two screens but a ton of people show up early the day of to get the tickets.

When OOTP came out they did the same thing with only the two screens but by the time the movie started at midnight they had 15 of the 20 screens playing OOTP it took them forever to get all the movies started because they could not start them before 12:01 and they had one guy running around starting all 15.

Posted by mlc on July 10, 2009, 02:53 PM report to moderator
439 Points

Got my tickets two weeks ago. Happy that I did because the theater I’m going to added two more show’s and all but one is sold out.

Posted by CandyCane2304 on July 10, 2009, 04:19 PM report to moderator
141 Points

I have my midnight showing tickets, and I know that several of the screens at that particular theatre were already sold out. Pretty darn cool!

Posted by BwaySaint on July 10, 2009, 04:20 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

Not a surprise really….Harry Potter is awesome!! LOL So glad I already got my tickets. :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 10, 2009, 04:22 PM report to moderator
141 Points

Though, my friends and I are meeting at 10pm. I’m hoping that’s ok. There are 4 or 5 screens showing the film at midnight, so I hope we’re ok!!

Posted by BwaySaint on July 10, 2009, 04:23 PM report to moderator
5089 Points

hahaha I bought mine like a month ago!!! and already the midnight show was sold out so I had to buy the 3:00am!!! hahaha I’m crazy!

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on July 10, 2009, 04:38 PM report to moderator
5089 Points

OMG…..this is awesome!!!!

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on July 10, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
2976 Points

I’m pretty sure the theater I’m going to is doing 4 showings at (nearly) midnight…and at least one of them is sold out. I need to get my tickets TODAY! :|

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 10, 2009, 04:59 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Wow. I should definitely buy my tickets today.

Posted by badger666 on July 10, 2009, 05:05 PM report to moderator
192 Points

They have multiple midnight showings in my area. At my theater I am seeing it at 12:01. They also have showings for 12:02, 12:03, 12:04, 12:05, 12:06, and 12:07. All but one are sold out. Thankefully I bought mine last month. It’s gonna be a full house!! yay!!!!

Posted by PadfootLover4ever on July 10, 2009, 06:09 PM report to moderator
1255 Points

I’m really glad I already bought my tickets, then!

Posted by *ariana_dumbledore* on July 10, 2009, 08:18 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

wow lol!!!!!!!

59 Points

Great news, its good to see some people are going to see good movies instead of most of the stuff put out. I already got my ticket for midnight :)

Posted by ender650 on July 11, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
118 Points

I don’t have tickets yet. I don’t do Fandango. I was hoping to go the day before and get advanced tickets. Hope I can get the showing I want!

Posted by iamminerva on July 11, 2009, 05:36 PM report to moderator
4007 Points

yikes! need to get my tickets!

Posted by KC Nox on July 13, 2009, 02:55 AM report to moderator
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