Harry Potter 6 Moving To Summer 2009

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harry potter box office Harry Potter 6 Moving To Summer 2009Almost a month ago, I speculated that Warner Brothers might push back Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince to next summer.

Specifically, I said:

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Warner Brothers opted to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to Summer 2009 in the next few weeks. When you think about it, this makes perfect sense.”

Well, the studio executives must have read the article and had a light-bulb go off over their heads. That or it was a pure coincidence (nah).

Either way, Warner Brothers has officially announced that Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince has moved from its original November 21, 2008 release and will now be unveiled to the world on July 17, 2009.

And I mean that literally – the film is getting a “day-and-date” release which basically means its coming out in theaters all across the world on the same date.

Apparently, this move has to do with Warner Brothers’ overall lack of blockbuster tentpoles for next summer – aside from Terminator: Salvation, which is something else I suggested in my original article.

This gives the studio more time to build their markerting around the sixth Potter installment. Of course, I realize its a foregone conclusion that it’ll make a gazillion dollars because the previous films did.

Score one for Screen Rant.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince will open in theatres July 17, 2009.

Source: Variety

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  1. Yes. Okay well it’s been a while and I’m hating that protesting has died down so I’m just doing another round to try and get the fans stirred up again. I haven’t forgotten 😛

    To go all the way back to August….
    Rob I’m pretty much with you on the point of it not mattering when it opens because it’ll bring in millions regardless. However, now the Twilight movie has been moved to the original date of release for Harry Potter, the hope that they will put it back on the 21st is relatively pointless. They would not be able to bring in as much, because people would be torn between the two. Atleast the female audience would be haha I still think that if they moved it back to a Christmas release they would dominate the box office.

    I think that WB has royally screwed themselves when it comes to the die hard fans, but only the die hard fans are putting up any sort of fight still. I think that unless we all step it up, the chance of them listening to us at all is none. Let’s face it, everyone’s anger at WB has died down, just the way that WB was hoping it would. How many people will actually boycott opening weekend? I have no idea, but if it’s only me, I don’t think it’s going to make much of an impact haha XD

  2. well to be honest im quite happy theyve moved it now because now i can go to the premiere and my hair wont friz if its in the summer and it will hopefully be warm so i can wear my weasleys wizarding weezes top so s’all good although im still protesting because it would have been the best to watch it on christmas eve. i saw philosophers stone on chrimbo eve n it was wizard. xx

  3. You mean “Sorcerer’s Stone”, right Ana?

  4. I really dont think i’d ever boycott a harry potter movie.because i saw the latest trailer and it looks awseome,so next summer when it finnaly does come out, i’ll be more excited than i am now.

  5. noooooo john i mean philosophers harry potter is english and so am i!

  6. Anna, I didn’t mean any disrespect. I just found out it was called “Philosopher’s Stone” in other countries; it was called “Sorcerer’s Stone” here in the US. We’re all family here, my sistah. :-)

  7. lol s’okay i love america land of michael jackson :) but i dont get why they changed the name im allways confuzzled when people say sorcerer’s stone dont you have philosophers in the u.s? xx

  8. anna said: dont you have philosophers in the u.s? Yeah sure but I think the distinction is a philosopher wouldn’t need a stone, unless it’s some teaching device, i.e. an illustration. I’m surprised that the term philosopher’s stone gets play anywhere. Doctorates of philosophy today take a dim view of their profession being associated with magic!

  9. ok calm down a philosopher might need a stone if he was going to die and a stone could keep him alive anyone might need that stone. personally i would be fine with my proffesion being associated with magic and especially harry potter! xx

  10. Oh Anna this is just a conversation. Do you really have a professional background? I speak of a professional in a certain way. Professionals are those who are trusted to do creative work. That’s what it means to have a PHD.

  11. alrighty then xx