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Variety: Half-Blood Prince Takes in 20 Million at Midnight Showings, Beats Dark Knight Update: Now 22 Million

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Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 11:44 AM

Well those sold-out showings at midnight certainly proved popular: Variety is reporting that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was a huge hit, "taking in as much as $20 million when opening at 12:01 a.m. Wedneday at the domestic B.O., according to early estimates.That figure beats the $18 million earned in midnight runs by Warners’ very own “The Dark Knight” and the $17 million earned by 20th Century Fox’s “Star Wars: Episode III —Revenge of the Sith.” UPDATE: The AP reports WB has announced the actual total is 22.2 Million. Wow!

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116 Comments

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131 Points

first? ….holy crap! 20 million in just the midnight showings! thats crazy!

Posted by halfblood_prince on July 15, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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80 Points

Of course its gonna be a huge hit, and take that many, its the biggest film made all year!

Posted by fireboltfire on July 15, 2009, 11:49 AM report to moderator
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48 Points

Well done Harry, Well Done!
We were there. It was great. Wanted to hear :I am Not a coward", though. Oh well.

Posted by Katarina on July 15, 2009, 11:53 AM report to moderator
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LOL And I was one of the crazies out there waiting in line to see it and it was worth it all!!!!!!! I will be really interested to see how it does for the weekend as well. Wish I had some extra money, I would go again and again!

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on July 15, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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this is it the rise to greatness for HBP and well deserved… i saw it at 12 15 and think this movie will be bigger than dark knight or just as big

Posted by no1hpfan on July 15, 2009, 11:55 AM report to moderator
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I was at an early showing and there were long lines of folks waiting for the midnight showings by 7:30pm.

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on July 15, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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i waited for three hours to get in the theater so worth it going to be the biggest movie ever that is until DH comes out ha!!!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on July 15, 2009, 11:58 AM report to moderator
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3031 Points

i waited for three hours to get in the theater so worth it going to be the biggest movie ever that is until DH comes out ha!!!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on July 15, 2009, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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7662 Points

wow. That’s awesome. Way to go Half-Blood Prince!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on July 15, 2009, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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3031 Points

i waited for three hours to get in the theater so worth it going to be the biggest movie ever that is until DH comes out ha!!!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on July 15, 2009, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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7662 Points

wow. That’s awesome. Way to go Half-Blood Prince!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on July 15, 2009, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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I was at an early showing and there were long lines of folks waiting for the midnight showings by 7:30pm.

Posted by bookishgal,OoM3,GS on July 15, 2009, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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3031 Points

i waited for three hours to get in the theater so worth it going to be the biggest movie ever that is until DH comes out ha!!!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on July 15, 2009, 12:03 PM report to moderator
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3031 Points

i waited for three hours to get in the theater so worth it going to be the biggest movie ever that is until DH comes out ha!!!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on July 15, 2009, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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402 Points

Had the time of my life last night- the fandom is awesome. Leaky is radicool!

Posted by pansy parkinson on July 15, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
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