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Fandango: Over 1,000 Half-Blood Prince Showings Now Sold Out

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Posted by: sue
July 13, 2009, 08:55 PM

Internet movie ticket retailer Fandango sent us a press release that had a few eye opening statistics, including noting that now over 1,000 screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince due to open tomorrow at midnight have now sold out. "Harry is tracking to match last year's juggernaut, The Dark Knight, in advance ticket sales," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. "Showtimes are selling out at a very fast pace, and it's clear that the film's wider blockbuster appeal, solid word-of-mouth and positive Internet buzz on Half-Blood Prince are helping fuel the demand." The piece also points out that Half-Blood Prince is "one of the fastest-selling titles in Fandango's nine year history, on track to replace Twilight as the company's third top-selling advance ticketer (following Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and The Dark Knight, occupying the #1 and #2 spots, respectively)."

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common harry potter.
lets atleast beat twilight.

Posted by john-robert. on July 14, 2009, 12:52 AM report to moderator
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that’s awesome. I wish there was a midnight screening in my town D: Why couldn’t they do one for Harry Potter when they could for Transformers?? Not cool!

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on July 14, 2009, 01:19 AM report to moderator
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Wow, that is a big deal! Go Harry Potter!!!

Posted by SpitFyre on July 14, 2009, 01:28 AM report to moderator
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All 10 midnight showings are sold out at the theater Im going to. That’s alot of people. Lol. Maybe I should camp out now.

Posted by cghambright on July 14, 2009, 01:31 AM report to moderator
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That is not surprising. If it is anything like Transformers 2, the theater I’m going to will have at least 4 sold out midnight showings and they will add more if there is enough interest.

Posted by Figment on July 14, 2009, 01:44 AM report to moderator
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Awesome! Not surprising or anything, but yay. Glad I got my tickets in advance.

Posted by badger666 on July 14, 2009, 01:54 AM report to moderator
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I’m off to see HBP on Tuesday soooo excited

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on July 14, 2009, 03:22 AM report to moderator
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I swear I got my tickets like a month ago!!

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go HP!!! Beat Twilight ticket sales hahaha…be number one!!!

Posted by emmajhane on July 14, 2009, 04:00 AM report to moderator
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Wow, that would be great if the midnight gross could break Dark Knights record. It looks like its selling well at Cineplex up here.

Posted by ender650 on July 14, 2009, 04:12 AM report to moderator
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Awesome! Hope it beats Twilights record!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on July 14, 2009, 05:20 AM report to moderator
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My dad took the 15th off work so he could sleep in afterwards. I’m seeing it with him, my younger sister, and my nephew. My nehew and I are the only ones who have read the book, the others are just movie fans.

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on July 14, 2009, 05:22 AM report to moderator
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i’m going to one!! so excited!! =]

Posted by kimberly on July 14, 2009, 06:44 AM report to moderator
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Wish I could go to a midnight release, as well. But they don’t have them in or anywhere near my home town. :-(

Posted by jenge {Meredith Mooncloud} ~ [ITC!] on July 14, 2009, 06:48 AM report to moderator
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WOW!
I’m glad I preordered my tickets now lol! Good for HP especially about beating Twilight. Ha, ha!
Not really surising thought is it? I mean HP is indescribingly AMAZING! And with all the good reviews and press it’s got it’s bound to generate interest! :D

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