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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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428 Points

wooohooo… just saw it, and it was awesome!.. to the nth degree of awesomeness…

SQUEE!!

Posted by alegria35 on July 16, 2009, 04:21 AM report to moderator
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428 Points

I loved the scene where Hermione is crying on Harry’s shoulder. I really felt it, that they are two persons in-love with a person they could not express their love to.

Posted by alegria35 on July 16, 2009, 04:30 AM report to moderator
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1971 Points

go potter fans

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3134 Points

That’s fantastic!!! Potter!!! :o)

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125 Points

well of course.. what are you expecting? the least? oh come on.. it’s really a job well done.. way to go harry potter..

Posted by maryjoie on July 16, 2009, 07:58 AM report to moderator
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1565 Points

I wasn’t surprised, I knew we ’d be breaking records again, we always do! And Warner Bros. got what they wanted, more monies. And we got what we wanted! An awesome movie to watch together in one night! :D

Posted by RaveKatie [WBM] on July 16, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
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2162 Points

HAHAHA! Darn right!

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on July 16, 2009, 10:46 PM report to moderator
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4024 Points

WOW!

That’s awesome. Go Potter -- (it’s because we had to wait so long!)

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491 Points

Well done HP!!!! I thought the movie was AMAZING! Except my sister thought it was ok and so did my friend and I was like, OMG? JUST OK?

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on July 18, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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2829 Points

Horray for dedicated fans everywere! Can’t imagine how much fun a midnight showing would be.

Posted by Kiralay (ROAR) on July 24, 2009, 11:00 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

take that, dark knight! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 25, 2009, 10:46 PM report to moderator
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