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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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I knew it would do great last night. It sold out everywhere. It was so much fun going and knowing you were there with real die hard Harry Potter fans. I loved it.

Posted by WoodersonGal *ROAR* on July 15, 2009, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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WB were totally right to delay the movie!

Posted by Cian on July 15, 2009, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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wish i could’ve seen it at midnight!! oh well only 3 hrs to wait

Posted by phantomles on July 15, 2009, 12:52 PM report to moderator
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WOOO HOOOO!!!! GO HBP!!!

Posted by ljgljhghb on July 15, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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Well deserved! HBP was the best out of them all in my opinion. Funny, sad, dark. Wow. Just wow. Loved it. I think it deserves to beat TDK. But idk, just my opinion :)

Posted by Christine on July 15, 2009, 01:05 PM report to moderator
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Well done indeed… I cannot wait to see the weekend figures on Monday…

Posted by Won_Two on July 15, 2009, 01:06 PM report to moderator
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I’m going to try and see it again tomorrow. I saw it twice last night and won’t have time today because of work. That’s the only reason I’m waiting to tomorrow.

Posted by CandyCane2304 on July 15, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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Omg awesome! But not at all surprising – the midnight showing I went to was INSANELY busy!

Posted by emmalinnankivi on July 15, 2009, 01:11 PM report to moderator
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That’s amazing!! Go Harry! I can’t wait to see this movie!! I wish I could have gone to a midnight showing!

Posted by raven_puff on July 15, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
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woooh we won, waited in line for 4 hours, sooo worth it!

Posted by aval on July 15, 2009, 01:19 PM report to moderator
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I must say i am really happy to hear that.. not much surprise becuase is Harry Potter we talking about here. anyhow I cant wait to see it!! I am extremely excited……

Posted by Picazo on July 15, 2009, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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That’s quite a stimulas package for theatre owners. Good show! Add to that the $4.5 trillion in popcorn sales (my own muggle-on-the-street estimate) and it adds up to one fab night of movie magic.

Posted by Rhys ap Tudor on July 15, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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Go Harry!!!!

Posted by Hermione_Granger1987 on July 15, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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Woot, go Harry Potter!

Posted by Britski on July 15, 2009, 01:30 PM report to moderator
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The movie was amazing! I’m really glad it is doing so well.

Posted by Blace_07 on July 15, 2009, 01:35 PM report to moderator
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