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

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.ThatContinued...

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Popular Mechanics on Special Effects Used in Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 11:27 AM

Popular Mechanics has a new article online today that gives some new insight regarding the special effects used for two scenes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince done by Double Negative. As seen in the many trailers and clips from the film, HBP features an attack on the MillenniumContinued...

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ABC Preview of JK Rowling: A Year in the Life Due Thursday

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 09:52 AM

Last April, we reported that at long last viewers here in the US would be able to watch the special "J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life" documentary on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00pm on ABC. Today, the network has released a preview of the film which was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland as JoContinued...

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BBC Radio One Harry Potter Day Now Live, Due From Set of Deathly Hallows, Video with Dan, Emma

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Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 07:40 AM

As we've reported several times  previously, to celebrate Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WHICH IS IN THEATERS RIGHT NOW, UK BBC Radio One is holding an all day marathon Harry Potter Day today, featuring new interviews due from the cast duringContinued...

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Jim Broadbent Confirms Return as Slughorn for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 07:05 AM

The BBC has a new interview with actor Jim Broadbent about his role as Professor Horace Slughorn for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince where speaks very highly of the Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. "I've worked with younger, they didn't seem young, they'reContinued...

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WB Set to Cross One Billion Mark as Half-Blood Prince Opens with 3,000 Midnight Showings

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 10:59 PM

The exceptional popularity and box office draw of the Harry Potter films is never more evident tonight than in a new article from Screen Daily which states that "Warner Bros is on the cusp of crossing the $1billion domestic milestone as it launches Harry PotterContinued...

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AOL Streaming Soundtrack to Half-Blood Prince, Moviefone Interview with Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 10:51 PM

To help us prepare for the release tonight, AOL is now holding a listening party for the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by Nicholas Hooper which you can enjoy here at this link (Thanks Felipe!)
UPDATE: You can also listen to previews of theContinued...

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IMAX 3D Releases List of Venues for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 10:38 PM

In a new press release, Warner Bros has announced that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The 3D IMAX experience is the widest IMAX international release ever, opening in 62 theaters internationally. As stated before, three cities here in the US will see the film openContinued...

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New Photos, Interview with Trio in USA Today

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 10:06 PM

The USA Today has a new feature online containing new interviews, these new photos and section where the Trio and Tom Felton weigh in on their favorite scene from a Harry Potter film. In the main article which features on the lives ahead post-Potter, the piece also notes how far the Trio has come inContinued...

Fans

Newsweek Feature on the HPA and Quest to Change World Through Charity

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 09:17 PM

It is no secret that Harry Potter fans are dedicated, giving caring people. Newsweek has a new profile online tonight of one bright example of a Harry Potter fan: Andrew Slack of the Harry Potter Alliance. In a piece titled "How Crazy are Harry Potter Fans," the piece focusesContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Review Roundup

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 07:04 PM

Earlier this morning Joe from UK Rottentomatoes.com emailed about the collection of reviews they have on their website for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Hours later and a slew of reviews are still pouring in, with the movie "98% Fresh on the Tomatometer which makes it the freshest film of the franchiseContinued...

Movies

IGN and the Top 25 Harry Potter Characters

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 06:54 PM

As a fun way to help build excitement before the release of Half-Blood Prince, IGN has created their Top 25 Harry Potter characters. Noting that they selected and listed the characters "based on overall fan reaction, impact on the franchise (novels and films weighed equally), character relevance to theContinued...

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Heyman: Imelda Staunton to Return as Umbridge for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 06:40 PM

As reported previously, Harry Potter film producer David Heyman made an appearance at an Apple store in Los Angeles. Later SS was able to get a few minutes with Mr. Heyman who passed on some nuggets about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. As heard in this audioContinued...

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Harry Potter Mania at Paste Magazine

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 05:26 PM

Thanks so much to Tim from Paste Magazine for emailing about a huge Harry Potter feature they have today celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While there are many fun tidbits to be found including features on Quidditch, Brad Neely's Wizard People film, Potter courses in universities,Continued...

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Soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Now Available

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 04:09 PM

The soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince composed by Nicholas Hoooper is now available at retailers everywhere and on iTunes. As announced previously, if you purchase the actual CD of the music, you will receive "free digital download of the soundtrack in 5.1Continued...

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