Warner Bros. Pictures is taking a page out of the Walt Disney Pictures book in offering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 for a limited time only. As in a month and a half before they take all Harry Potter Blu-rays and DVDs off the shelf and into moratorium. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has made the following announcement in regards to the unusual move and has not indicated when the Harry Potter series will be available again once it passes their December 29 deadline.
Harry Potter, the #1 motion picture franchise of all time, will soon disappear from shelves, as Warner Bros. stops shipping all Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2, and Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) as of December 29, 2011 (moratorium does not include digital – Electronic Sell-Through & VOD – or games). The Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12.1 billion for Warner Bros. Entertainment – with $7 billion at the worldwide box office for Warner Bros. Pictures and $5.1 billion for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.