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Potter 6 going strong

Jul. 16, 2009by: Omar Aviles

<a href=HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE" /> HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE started its theatrical run with a resounding bang, racking up a record breaking 22.2 million dollars from its midnight screenings and though the tally from its first full day of release didn't break another record, it was still a formidable 58.4 million dollars.

THE DARK KNIGHT still holds the crown for the best first day box office receipt, having gathered a mind bending 67.2 million dollars the Friday it was released, with REVENGE OF THE FALLEN coming in a close second with a 62 million first day tally.

Don't count out Harry just yet, however. Thursday may not have been a record breaking first day but unlike REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, it's possible THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE will make more on subsequent days, especially Friday and Saturday, seeing as how Potter fans are about a thousand times more rabid than TRANSFORMERS fans and those warring robots didn't have even a quarter of the glowing reviews HALF-BLOOD PRINCE has.

The final box office result should be very interesting.

Extra Tidbit: So what do you guys think will be the final opening tally?
Source: THR

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8:06AM on 07/20/2009

not alone in the world...

like i said in previous posts, there are a lot of people that dont like HP movies anymore, and that should be ok for all of you that are saying "oh its too bad you dont likeem, but youre a minority and whatnot"...

RIP hp...
like i said in previous posts, there are a lot of people that dont like HP movies anymore, and that should be ok for all of you that are saying "oh its too bad you dont likeem, but youre a minority and whatnot"...

RIP hp...
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1:49AM on 07/20/2009

Boo

This movie was a dissappointement. The book was great and it had huge potential, but they left out a lot. They turned the sweet fight at the end of the book into a bunch of nothingness at the end of the movie. Spent no time on any one part of the plot, the whole half blood prince mystery was grazed on then forgotten until the end of the movie and the introduction of horcruxes was too blah. Felt like the movie lacked a climax.
This movie was a dissappointement. The book was great and it had huge potential, but they left out a lot. They turned the sweet fight at the end of the book into a bunch of nothingness at the end of the movie. Spent no time on any one part of the plot, the whole half blood prince mystery was grazed on then forgotten until the end of the movie and the introduction of horcruxes was too blah. Felt like the movie lacked a climax.
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1:03PM on 07/19/2009
I don't think it will beat TF2 in domestic, but worldwide yes.
I don't think it will beat TF2 in domestic, but worldwide yes.
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2:37PM on 07/18/2009
I'm so pleased this phenomenal installment is doing so well.

moviefreaks, you are of course entitled to your opinion, but there was an enormous amount of character development and exposition needed before the finale (Deathly Hallows), so it was very important that this film take its time and cover all the bases, which it did.
I'm so pleased this phenomenal installment is doing so well.

moviefreaks, you are of course entitled to your opinion, but there was an enormous amount of character development and exposition needed before the finale (Deathly Hallows), so it was very important that this film take its time and cover all the bases, which it did.
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12:29PM on 07/18/2009

I don't get it

why this movie have such a good review? I think the best potter movie was A Goblet of Fire. Half-blood prince was just too boring because of lack actions. I nearly fall asleep. I hope half-blood prince doesn't beat TF 2 in boxoffice at least in US domestic. Sorry potter fans, no offense.
why this movie have such a good review? I think the best potter movie was A Goblet of Fire. Half-blood prince was just too boring because of lack actions. I nearly fall asleep. I hope half-blood prince doesn't beat TF 2 in boxoffice at least in US domestic. Sorry potter fans, no offense.
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3:37PM on 07/17/2009
I too, was surprised how good this movie was... it really was an excellent film. I'm an avid reader and fan of the novels but never could get into the movies. The acting was always spot on by the adults but laughable with the kids. It wasn't until the last movie where it all started to come together and wow, was I pleasantly surprised with Radcliffe's acting in this one.
I too, was surprised how good this movie was... it really was an excellent film. I'm an avid reader and fan of the novels but never could get into the movies. The acting was always spot on by the adults but laughable with the kids. It wasn't until the last movie where it all started to come together and wow, was I pleasantly surprised with Radcliffe's acting in this one.
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12:26PM on 07/17/2009
This movie will make 1 bazillion dollars and 25 cents in sales when its all said and done :-)
This movie will make 1 bazillion dollars and 25 cents in sales when its all said and done :-)
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11:53AM on 07/17/2009
I'm very happy it's doing so well... I hope it continues to dominate and beats Transformers 2. I think the positive reviews and word of mouth will do some good.
I'm very happy it's doing so well... I hope it continues to dominate and beats Transformers 2. I think the positive reviews and word of mouth will do some good.
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11:16AM on 07/17/2009

Harry Money

Half blood prince is here to say hey... you guys, don't leave yet, wait til the next two movies. It will crush everything that made money and will be very close to beating Titanic & TDK, if not, beat TDK. Word has spread to non potter fans that after this the last two parts are the last movies and for potter fans, its going to be more emotional than Schindler's list.
Half blood prince is here to say hey... you guys, don't leave yet, wait til the next two movies. It will crush everything that made money and will be very close to beating Titanic & TDK, if not, beat TDK. Word has spread to non potter fans that after this the last two parts are the last movies and for potter fans, its going to be more emotional than Schindler's list.
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10:32AM on 07/17/2009
It's already made way too much money. I wish I could get my money back. It's the WORST movie they've made so far. It's nothing but 2 hours of fluffy filler teen high school "omg who datin' who?!" drama with less than 30 minutes dedicated to actually driving the plot forward. Moments that should have been exciting or powerful were predictable and handled poorly. This film was a complete and total piece of shit.
It's already made way too much money. I wish I could get my money back. It's the WORST movie they've made so far. It's nothing but 2 hours of fluffy filler teen high school "omg who datin' who?!" drama with less than 30 minutes dedicated to actually driving the plot forward. Moments that should have been exciting or powerful were predictable and handled poorly. This film was a complete and total piece of shit.
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11:50AM on 07/17/2009
Well, it seems you're in the minority with this opinion, so it'll continue to make loads and loads of money.
Well, it seems you're in the minority with this opinion, so it'll continue to make loads and loads of money.
12:32PM on 07/17/2009
Well it's unfortunate that the public is so vastly moronic that it will pump so much money and rave reviews into a film that is more incompetant than an episode of "The OC". I've not met one person in real life who thought the film had a single redeeming quality.
Well it's unfortunate that the public is so vastly moronic that it will pump so much money and rave reviews into a film that is more incompetant than an episode of "The OC". I've not met one person in real life who thought the film had a single redeeming quality.
3:39PM on 07/17/2009
one person? Really? It seems almost every Potter fan I know enjoyed it. Some wanting more and some loving all of it, but everyone enjoyed it. And no, I'm not a teenage girl.

The reviews for this movie are incredible man... it sucks you didn't like it but you're clearly in the minority.
one person? Really? It seems almost every Potter fan I know enjoyed it. Some wanting more and some loving all of it, but everyone enjoyed it. And no, I'm not a teenage girl.

The reviews for this movie are incredible man... it sucks you didn't like it but you're clearly in the minority.
8:04AM on 07/20/2009
jimmmy, i feel your pain, and trust me, there are a lot of people that doesn´t like the stupid HP movies aswell ;)
jimmmy, i feel your pain, and trust me, there are a lot of people that doesn´t like the stupid HP movies aswell ;)
10:15AM on 07/17/2009

Absofruitly

@maic
I was reluctant to get into Harry Potter as well but once I did, I never looked back. The movies get better each time. And Zohan is right, there's only 7 books. But they're dividing the 7th movie into 2. So you can expect another 2+ years of posts like this
@maic
I was reluctant to get into Harry Potter as well but once I did, I never looked back. The movies get better each time. And Zohan is right, there's only 7 books. But they're dividing the 7th movie into 2. So you can expect another 2+ years of posts like this
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8:16AM on 07/17/2009
@maic
there were only 7 books...not 10 or 15 or more. so i'm assuming that they will have movies for each of the books (part 1 and 2 for the 7th book due to all that happens in it)
you must be a transformers2 fan, right?
@maic
there were only 7 books...not 10 or 15 or more. so i'm assuming that they will have movies for each of the books (part 1 and 2 for the 7th book due to all that happens in it)
you must be a transformers2 fan, right?
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8:01AM on 07/20/2009
@ zohan
first of all, i actually hate the transformers franchise, both movies sucked major a**, the second even more than the first, wich is a remarkable stunt all by itself :D :D :D

second, starwars had 9 chapters and yet only 6 movies were made and no harm came to the story by that, so my point is, just because someone wrote 7 stories, doesn´t mean we need to have 7 movies, you feel me knocking?
@ zohan
first of all, i actually hate the transformers franchise, both movies sucked major a**, the second even more than the first, wich is a remarkable stunt all by itself :D :D :D

second, starwars had 9 chapters and yet only 6 movies were made and no harm came to the story by that, so my point is, just because someone wrote 7 stories, doesn´t mean we need to have 7 movies, you feel me knocking?
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6:34AM on 07/17/2009

C'mon guys

Its obvious Harry Potter will beat Transformers in the box-office. I think it could even get 1 billion world wide.
Its obvious Harry Potter will beat Transformers in the box-office. I think it could even get 1 billion world wide.
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5:11AM on 07/17/2009
would you guys forget it already??? Jesus, this potter thing is getting ridiculous, if was funny the first 2 movies, but enough is enough, it aint funny no more, when will it stop, in HP15, Harry Potter goes back home? for cryin out loud, just let this die in peace...
would you guys forget it already??? Jesus, this potter thing is getting ridiculous, if was funny the first 2 movies, but enough is enough, it aint funny no more, when will it stop, in HP15, Harry Potter goes back home? for cryin out loud, just let this die in peace...
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11:54PM on 07/16/2009

wizards can still get shot!!!!

it may not be as good as the dark knight but you wont see as many D bags dress up as potter as they do as the joker!!!!
it may not be as good as the dark knight but you wont see as many D bags dress up as potter as they do as the joker!!!!
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11:44PM on 07/16/2009

wizards can still get shot!!!!

it may not be as good as the dark knight but you wont see as many D bags dress up as potter as they do as the joker!!!!
it may not be as good as the dark knight but you wont see as many D bags dress up as potter as they do as the joker!!!!
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11:14PM on 07/16/2009

AS A NONPOTTER FAN

i am very happy it's doing so good
i am very happy it's doing so good
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10:53PM on 07/16/2009

To each a victory

Glad to see Potter is still strong!

I look for Transformers to take the domestic box office, as I don't think Potter will go much over $300 mill, if it makes that. However, it's got a great shot at taking the worldwide box office for the year.
Glad to see Potter is still strong!

I look for Transformers to take the domestic box office, as I don't think Potter will go much over $300 mill, if it makes that. However, it's got a great shot at taking the worldwide box office for the year.
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8:34PM on 07/16/2009
Potter is a serious contender for box-office champion this year. I hope it beats Tranformers. I think it has a chance in the long run, reviews are better and its been a while since we had a Potter movie, people are hungry for it.
Potter is a serious contender for box-office champion this year. I hope it beats Tranformers. I think it has a chance in the long run, reviews are better and its been a while since we had a Potter movie, people are hungry for it.
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8:29PM on 07/16/2009

Let's just see...

The summer Harry potter films never make as much as the ones released in November. Transformers has already won this summer.
The summer Harry potter films never make as much as the ones released in November. Transformers has already won this summer.
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