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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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70 Points

this movie was so good,
despite the fact that they changed a whole lot, it’s my favorite to date.
i’m so happy i saw it at midnight.
:D

Posted by duo_93 on July 15, 2009, 06:46 PM report to moderator
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This was the 4th HP film I’ve viewed at the midnight release. This is also the only HP film that I don’t like. The movie was so excruiatingly boring, that when Dumbledore died I didn’t even care, I just wanted to leave – which is how the director must have felt because the ending just didn’t stick. There were good parts, like Katie Bell’s curse, but the good parts had more to do with visual effects and not acting or story. Bravo to Rupert Grint and the actor who plays Malfoy- they were amazing.

Posted by snorealot on July 15, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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16832 Points

and i helped!

Posted by gingersnape on July 15, 2009, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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It was so fun seeing the movie with the biggest fans! They got the jokes and no one had to sit and explain what was happening! It was fun!

Posted by lunarocks on July 15, 2009, 07:27 PM report to moderator
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It was so AWESOME!! Seeing all the fans there!! So many people were dressed up and there was a funny moment when we were all waiting in the theater when someone dressed as a golden snitch came running in and all these people dressed up in uniforms got on their broomsticks and started chasing it around the auditorium. lmao. That was great! HP fans are the BEST!

Posted by cghambright on July 15, 2009, 07:43 PM report to moderator
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8736 Points

Holy HELL! 22 Million DOLLARS?! Not Pesos or something? OMG! Our Fandom rules.

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on July 15, 2009, 07:46 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

Of course it was going to be a huge hit… it’s been 2 years since the last one came out! And also, it is Harry Potter after all… he can do no wrong! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 15, 2009, 07:59 PM report to moderator
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59 Points

WOW!!!!! That is so freakin’ awesome!!!!!! It beat star Wars???? That is amazing!!!

Posted by SpitFyre on July 15, 2009, 08:04 PM report to moderator
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674 Points

happy dance

Posted by joelface on July 15, 2009, 08:04 PM report to moderator
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WOW!!!!! That is so freakin’ awesome!!!!!! It beat star Wars???? That is amazing!!!

Posted by SpitFyre on July 15, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

my mom said that transformers got more. BOO!!!

but OMG I HAVE SEEN HBP!!!!!! IHAVESEENHBPIHAVESEENHBPIHAVESEENHBPIHAVESEENHBP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on July 15, 2009, 08:18 PM report to moderator
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75566 Points

we all knew rhis would happen

Posted by Girlraven1 on July 15, 2009, 08:27 PM report to moderator
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649 Points

thats great!! my money was apart of that 22 million!

Posted by TaylerWeasley on July 15, 2009, 08:41 PM report to moderator
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478 Points

im not surprised at all
i so saw this coming
take that stupid muggle pple who think starwars and the dark night would last :)
way 2 go harry

Posted by ProfessorAlice on July 15, 2009, 08:50 PM report to moderator
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478 Points

im not surprised at all
i so saw this coming
take that stupid muggle pple who think starwars and the dark night would last :)
way 2 go harry

Posted by ProfessorAlice on July 15, 2009, 08:51 PM report to moderator
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