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Potter 6 breaks record

07.15.2009

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE Wow, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE had been getting some exceptionally good reviews with a lot hailing it as the best in the series and just the name alone guaranteed a significantly above average box office receipt but did anybody anticipate it would be record breaking? And by a significant margin at that?

Reports have come in today that the film's midnight screenings alone have racked up a whopping 22.2 million dollars, effectively shattering the previous 18 million dollar record held by THE DARK KNIGHT (and to put it in context, REVENGE OF THE SITH had previously made 17 million with this summer's REVENGE OF THE FALLEN making 16 million).

The question now will, of course, turn to whether or not the boy wizard's sixth cinematic adventure will do the same for THE DARK KNIGHT's five day box office record and ultimately, whether it'll topple The Record Which Must Not Be Named?

What do you guys think?

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Extra Tidbit: This sets a pretty incredible standard for the next two POTTER films.
Source: Variety

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4:28PM on 07/16/2009
don't think it'll surpass the big record, but i'm not gonna be surprised if it beats ROTF
don't think it'll surpass the big record, but i'm not gonna be surprised if it beats ROTF
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1:53PM on 07/16/2009

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You have missed the news, because he meant two movies -- They announced a while ago that they would be making TWO movies out of the last book, in a pathetic attempt to squeeze more blood out of the money-stone -- Which is ridiculous if you've read the books-- The 6th calls for so much more, whereas the 7th is basically already a movie in length and pacing/acts -- Its a bit stupifying... Especially since last I heard (spoilers!), which to be fair was before the reshoots, they had cut out the
You have missed the news, because he meant two movies -- They announced a while ago that they would be making TWO movies out of the last book, in a pathetic attempt to squeeze more blood out of the money-stone -- Which is ridiculous if you've read the books-- The 6th calls for so much more, whereas the 7th is basically already a movie in length and pacing/acts -- Its a bit stupifying... Especially since last I heard (spoilers!), which to be fair was before the reshoots, they had cut out the funeral at the end of 6, aka one of the most emotionally important parts of the ENTIRE series...
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7:14PM on 07/16/2009
Obviously youve read the book - I dont see how you could have though and not realize that its far too big for a single movie.
Obviously youve read the book - I dont see how you could have though and not realize that its far too big for a single movie.
9:58AM on 07/16/2009

you mean 1 more movie?

or is there some kind of rumor i never heard about?
or is there some kind of rumor i never heard about?
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4:34AM on 07/16/2009
i kinda have sneaking suspicion that batman 3 will take that record back in time.... thatbeing said cant wait to see this movie
i kinda have sneaking suspicion that batman 3 will take that record back in time.... thatbeing said cant wait to see this movie
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4:33AM on 07/16/2009
You know what would be hilarious... if WB decided that this franchise was too popular to stop at 8... And made a ninth movie...
You know what would be hilarious... if WB decided that this franchise was too popular to stop at 8... And made a ninth movie...
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7:52AM on 07/16/2009
LOL...too funny, but...scary in that it's not impossible
LOL...too funny, but...scary in that it's not impossible
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2:11AM on 07/16/2009
Awesome news. It was an amazing movie.
Awesome news. It was an amazing movie.
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12:03AM on 07/16/2009
not bad.
this makes me happy even thought i loved Dark Knight.
not bad.
this makes me happy even thought i loved Dark Knight.
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11:09PM on 07/15/2009
I'm not really surprised. The theater was filled more than I've ever seen it last night. Despite not being a huge fan of the series, I enjoyed this one. It was entertaining for what it was. Not a great flick but far from a bad one.
I'm not really surprised. The theater was filled more than I've ever seen it last night. Despite not being a huge fan of the series, I enjoyed this one. It was entertaining for what it was. Not a great flick but far from a bad one.
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11:00PM on 07/15/2009
when i went to the midnight showing at my theater the manager announced that it was the most tickets they ever sold opening night there. some lucky folk had free Fandango tickets under their seat. thought i had one but it was a napkin.
when i went to the midnight showing at my theater the manager announced that it was the most tickets they ever sold opening night there. some lucky folk had free Fandango tickets under their seat. thought i had one but it was a napkin.
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10:26PM on 07/15/2009
Recession my ass!
Recession my ass!
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9:44PM on 07/15/2009
I believe it. The theater I went to was PACKED last night. They had a full house so they had to open another screen. Fantastic movie, btw.
I believe it. The theater I went to was PACKED last night. They had a full house so they had to open another screen. Fantastic movie, btw.
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8:39PM on 07/15/2009
That's fucking crazy. I actually wouldn't mind if it did break the record. It's a very good film.
That's fucking crazy. I actually wouldn't mind if it did break the record. It's a very good film.
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8:33PM on 07/15/2009

HOLY SHIT

what a huge accomplishment. great movie btw. cant wait to see it again.

HARRYY!!!

SIIIRRR!!!!
what a huge accomplishment. great movie btw. cant wait to see it again.

HARRYY!!!

SIIIRRR!!!!
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8:17PM on 07/15/2009
Way too much hate for a movie page & there is a difference between stating an opinion & just looking like a jackass. Enough hating of TF2 its a hit so get over it. The hating got old so quick.
Way too much hate for a movie page & there is a difference between stating an opinion & just looking like a jackass. Enough hating of TF2 its a hit so get over it. The hating got old so quick.
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7:38PM on 07/15/2009

Great Movie.

I loved it. One of my favorites so far. Though I doubt it will best TDK for many more records.
I loved it. One of my favorites so far. Though I doubt it will best TDK for many more records.
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7:02PM on 07/15/2009
I still dont think this will beat TDK's 5 day record. We'll have to see by the end of the weekend.
I still dont think this will beat TDK's 5 day record. We'll have to see by the end of the weekend.
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6:59PM on 07/15/2009

....

It's funny how hating movies that do well in the box office is now the cool thing to do.
It's funny how hating movies that do well in the box office is now the cool thing to do.
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6:41PM on 07/15/2009

.

Everytime a new Potter pic comes out, I hear: "this is the best one in the series"... and they always turn out to be, well, kinda boring. But I heard this one is really scary... whoooo...



lol
Everytime a new Potter pic comes out, I hear: "this is the best one in the series"... and they always turn out to be, well, kinda boring. But I heard this one is really scary... whoooo...



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6:33PM on 07/15/2009
Not a big potter fan but I watch them when they come out on dvd. All I gotta say is WB must be creaming their pants with all the money they are going to make in 2 years.
Not a big potter fan but I watch them when they come out on dvd. All I gotta say is WB must be creaming their pants with all the money they are going to make in 2 years.
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6:12PM on 07/15/2009
i haven't seen harry potter 6 yet but im sure it will be good
i haven't seen harry potter 6 yet but im sure it will be good
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6:10PM on 07/15/2009

what?

if the dark knight is so bad then why is it in fourth for the highest grossing movies of all time?

and so what if harry potter breaks the dark knights record. that doesn't make the movie bad. i will always love the dark knight, transformers 2, and revenge of the sith.
if the dark knight is so bad then why is it in fourth for the highest grossing movies of all time?

and so what if harry potter breaks the dark knights record. that doesn't make the movie bad. i will always love the dark knight, transformers 2, and revenge of the sith.
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5:54PM on 07/15/2009

Haters

whats with all the dark knight haters all of a sudden? ok so the hype has died down and it didnt deserve to go number 1 on imdb and all that, but everyone seems to be hating it only a year later and its still a great film by all means! on a side note...potter 6 was v gd and for an hour of it i felt 15 again
whats with all the dark knight haters all of a sudden? ok so the hype has died down and it didnt deserve to go number 1 on imdb and all that, but everyone seems to be hating it only a year later and its still a great film by all means! on a side note...potter 6 was v gd and for an hour of it i felt 15 again
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5:52PM on 07/15/2009

Thank God.

I'm really glad this movie will beat the soul sucking vortex of shit that was Transformers 2.
I'm really glad this movie will beat the soul sucking vortex of shit that was Transformers 2.
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5:51PM on 07/15/2009
I'm just glad a well made film is actually making money this year. ginopags is an idiot by the way, just wanted to say that.
I'm just glad a well made film is actually making money this year. ginopags is an idiot by the way, just wanted to say that.
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5:49PM on 07/15/2009
PLEASE let it beat Transformers: ROTF! That P.O.S. deserves to have its box office ass kicked!
PLEASE let it beat Transformers: ROTF! That P.O.S. deserves to have its box office ass kicked!
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5:14PM on 07/15/2009

Dark Knight...

was an overrated piece of shit. Don't care about Potter, just wanted to say that.
was an overrated piece of shit. Don't care about Potter, just wanted to say that.
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5:11PM on 07/15/2009
Fuck Yeah! Dark Knight is going down!
Fuck Yeah! Dark Knight is going down!
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4:53PM on 07/15/2009
I think this film will have a strong opening weekend (may even break a few more records) but I don't think it will have staying power. TDK did well because of repeat viewings something I can't see happening for HP6 except for the hardcore HP fans.
I think this film will have a strong opening weekend (may even break a few more records) but I don't think it will have staying power. TDK did well because of repeat viewings something I can't see happening for HP6 except for the hardcore HP fans.
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4:44PM on 07/15/2009
This surprises me, I work at the local movie theater, and our midnight show for HP was about half our midnight show TF2. TF2 sold out our two biggest auditoriums(265 seats a piece), whereas HP barely sold out one of them.

That said, I didn't really like this one as much as the previous ones. To me, the movies seem to be going slowly downhill. I really hope that with Deathly Hallows being a two parter, they can end it on a high note.
This surprises me, I work at the local movie theater, and our midnight show for HP was about half our midnight show TF2. TF2 sold out our two biggest auditoriums(265 seats a piece), whereas HP barely sold out one of them.

That said, I didn't really like this one as much as the previous ones. To me, the movies seem to be going slowly downhill. I really hope that with Deathly Hallows being a two parter, they can end it on a high note.
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4:20PM on 07/15/2009
i just hope it slaps Michael Bay's p.o.s. robot fireball orgy across the face. I'm happy it is making this kind of money. I was a little worried the lack of new HP books (this is the first to be release not coinciding with a new book) would taint it's B.O. potential.
i just hope it slaps Michael Bay's p.o.s. robot fireball orgy across the face. I'm happy it is making this kind of money. I was a little worried the lack of new HP books (this is the first to be release not coinciding with a new book) would taint it's B.O. potential.
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4:09PM on 07/15/2009

kool

i hope it breaks the dark knight's record so all the geeks and haters can shut up about it
i hope it breaks the dark knight's record so all the geeks and haters can shut up about it
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4:21PM on 07/15/2009
Yea because Harry Potter fans arent geeks...
Yea because Harry Potter fans arent geeks...
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