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Harry Potter 6 is Outpacing Transformers 2

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 08, 2009
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Director David Yates on the set with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny (Bonnie Wright) in HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE(2008).
© Warner Bros.

While Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is basically owning the box office at current moment by accumulating $607.6 million worldwide after its first 13 days of release, most potential moviegoers are now looking forward to that next big deal for their hard-earned cash. Not surprising anyone, Fandango is reporting the advance ticket sales for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has the sixth film as that next summer blockbuster.

The website reports that advance sales of for the next Potter adventure are outpacing those of the Transformers sequel and the fifth Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, at a similar point in their sales cycles. Eight days before its July 15 opening, "Prince" accounted for 65% of daily ticket sales, online ticketer Fandango said Tuesday.

In a related promo, Fandango said a poll of more than 3,000 visitors to its Web site found that 85% of respondents had read all seven Potter books. The early influx of positive reviews is also likely helping those advance sales grow. At the moment, there's 7 official reviews at the
Rotten Tomatoes listing and all of them are fresh for a 100% score. 

Since the franchise's launch into theaters in November of 2001, the Harry Potter franchise has amassed $4.4 billion in worldwide ticket sales, minus inflation for the earlier releases. The top earner is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which found $974.7 million worldwide while Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's $795.6 million is at the low-end (if you want to call it that). There's two more films in production for the Potter gang with Warner Bros. splitting the seventh book into two movies.


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almostunbiased 7/8/2009 5:13:50 AM

This shouldn't surprise anyone.  It has a huge Fan (dare I say fanatic) base.  Of course it will pre-sell big, but that doesn't mean it will out sell Transformers 2 (though I hope it does).

Wiseguy 7/8/2009 6:36:31 AM

Agree but I do think that it will at the very least top Trans. for worldide gross. I think the fan base is bigger. What I really want is for HP to get the 5 day record since it opens on Wed and push TDK to #2 just cause I'm not a big TDK fan and I do like the HP series. But HP isn't getting a full release on I-Max and those are the expensive tickets

makabriel 7/8/2009 8:29:54 AM

The 100% is misleading.  One reviewer gave it a 7.5 out of 10.


lazerman 7/8/2009 9:23:38 AM

This has been the LONGEST wait in between Harry Potter films to date, and since it was suppose to be released in November, fans have been eagerly awaiting this film.


The Key here is of course, as Wiseguy mentioned, the WORLD WIDE fan base, Yes Transformers rocked the boxoffice worldwide,  and that has been its financial saving grace, with a budget of  over 200 million, it needed that cash to make a decent profit, but Harry Potter ATHBP will have a lower budget, and if it goes well, it COULD beat TDK in ticket sales, since this one is PG, not PG-13 like the last 2 films before it.


Just how I see things.



almostunbiased 7/8/2009 9:34:09 AM

I'll be honest I don't give a crap if it breaks any records I just want it to be good, which from what I've seen it will be.

fft5305 7/8/2009 3:58:26 PM

I know I'm getting more excited about it than I was about TF2...

fft5305 7/8/2009 3:59:21 PM

Hey, and is it just me? Several articles have mentioned about Ron & Hermione's first kiss in this movie. I'm pretty sure that didn't happen until the 7th book, right?

JarrodSarafin 7/8/2009 11:39:39 PM

SPOILERS (Really, spoilers needed for a book published years ago??) SPOILERS SPOILERS





Fft, I'm pretty sure Hermione kisses him (at least on the cheek) after the final Quiddich Match..I could be wrong but I believe it happens post-Lavender. And yes, the BIG smackaroo happens in the 7th one.






END SPOILERS...(Carry on, these aren't the droids you're looking for.) END SPOILERS

fft5305 7/9/2009 2:48:58 PM

That's Harry & Ginny who kiss after the final Quiddich match.  Although I think I read that they are changing that around a bit to make the relationship stronger, by having the first kiss occur earlier in the movie.

Skroin 7/10/2009 1:06:43 AM

First time poster here. But I had to comment here since I dig the HP books and such.



I love the books. I love the movies, granted I know things are altered in sake of running time.

So needless to say, I bought the HP: HBP game when I saw it in a game store. Me and the kids and enjoy them. Them more than I it seems, though. Anyways, while playing through the game there was a level in which The Burrow (The Weasley's home) is on fire and Bellatrix and that werewolf guy (can't seem to rememeber his name) are there. The thing is, I can't remember any of that in the books. And if it's not there, why add it? What would that do in saving running time?



But yeah, I can't wait to see it. And I already know I'll be seeing it twice. Once with just the woman and me, and the next time with the kiddos.



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