International Release Dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Mar 10, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

WB has officially posted the list of international release dates for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As seen here via the film’s website, many countries such as France, Denmark, Italy, and Egypt will see the movie first on July 15th, with those of us here in the US and UK to see the movie on July 17, 2009.

95 Responses to International Release Dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Avatar Imagepopelier says: Yes!! Belgium again as one of the first countries to see HBP!!! July 15 is getting closer every day....Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Why do some countries get to see the film sooner? Not bitter, just wondering.Avatar ImageZivlok says: FINALLY! I was wondering when we were gonna get the release dates! I'm actually not disappointed at all that other countries get it first. We've pretty much figured everything out by now, via test screenings and trailers and such (one of the distinct disadvantages of this extended waiting period), and it's nice to see some other countries getting their piece of the pie first. :) I'm just glad we finally know the dates!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: India's on 17th, same as UK & US !!!! ;DAvatar ImageTschudiff says: Wow, the film will be released on 16th in Germany, I always thought US and UK would be the first ones. Avatar ImageThe Crookshanks says: yaaaaay australia is one of the first nations - a brilliant amendment, we were to be a week after US and UK with the earlier release date. I am happy. 16th will be a day to remember. so what are we all dressing up as?Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: BRILLIANT!! Woo aus!! I was hoping they'd make up for that horrible week and half later deal!! That was ridiculous!!!Avatar ImageNiphai says: Yay, we can see it on 16 juli.. Can't wait till the movie comes out xDAvatar ImageFUNsized.PANDA says: YES AUSTRALIA! Avatar Imagejonfrog says: yay! i can't wait.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Some of you are so lucky that you get to see it a bit early. I am looking forward to the midnight showing here in the states. Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Finally confirmed! I'll be able to watch it a day earlier than in the US AND only a day after my birthday!Avatar Imagelnh92 says: thats weird USA and UK usually get it first.Avatar Imagevineethtc says: SAme day as the US, UK - cant wait for the 17th in India.Avatar ImageFlo says: New movies usually launch on Fridays in the US, while in some other countries it's usually Wednesday or Friday, hence the 1-2 days difference on what would otherwise be a "simultaneous" release. For what it's worth, those same countries usually have to wait weeks or even months for other movies.Avatar ImageFlo says: Whoops, that should have been "Wednesday or Thursday". WTB edit feature ;)Avatar ImageJodiie15 says: I'll have to wait for a week longer... Latvia 24-July :(. Still, I can't wait :D.Avatar ImageKissa says: Darn, we get it on the 17th too..! (Norway) Was sort of hoping for the 15th when I saw Denmark got it then. Oh well. The 17th is awesome too! :DAvatar ImageKissa says: Poor Greece though -- just noticed they don't get it till August 27th! D: I'd seriously die!Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: I hate having to wait a couple days longer than everyone else.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Still seems so far off - but what are you going to do - already blocked that day off!Avatar ImageCeltise says: no mention of ireland...will presume same as UK though we are not part of the uk.Avatar ImagePrenz13 says: 17th seems too far away...:-( Oh well, as long as they don't delay it again!!Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Awesomeness! July 17th for South Africa as well!!!!Avatar ImageDances with Dobby says: Italy's on the 15th! Yesssssssssssssss!!!!! Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Yay! We get it earlier here!!!! Awesome!!! :DAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: i don't mind. as long as i get to see the movie i'm happy.Avatar Imagevineethtc says: Yea, I feel for the Greeks too. One week is a big delay.Avatar Imageowl-mail says: can't wait for the 17th.Avatar ImageZoKwok says: YES! HK will be 16th =)Avatar ImageZoKwok says: YES! HK will be 16th =)Avatar ImageRikshei says: Woot woot! Belgium is one of the first! SQUEE xD Let's have a party :DAvatar ImageSirius_Craic says: Why no Ireland? Are we so insignificant that people still assume we are part of the UK?? That's very annoying. For a small country we stick by people in the arts with a large film going/gig going/book buying public. Warner Brothers should know better than to just ignore us completely!!!!Avatar Imageathena024 says: Aww why can't it come out on the 15th here? Oh well. I guess two days isn't so bad.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: YES I'm going to be able to see it on THE 17Avatar ImageIoli says: Why oh, why are we the only country that we have to wait until the 27 of AUGUST????? This is so typical, blame the greek summer and the holidays when everyone leaves and goes to the islands.. GREECE -27 OF AUGUST.... 1 MONTH LATER... I still can't believe it...Avatar ImageProfKnight says: Blast.... I think I might just have to move:)Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Ugh, I'm so annoyed at this. Not going to come online AT ALL between the 15th and 17th! I don't want it ruined! Why is it the home of HP gets it two days later?Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: cool!Avatar ImageMatea says: Croatia 23 jul? oh dear..I'll have to boycott Leaky and youtube from 15-23 july.I can't wait!Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: Right. I'm going to Italy, France or Belgium to watch it, lol. Actually, why not, France is practically next door albeit just on the other side of the English Channel! Then back here for the London Premier. Sorted! Feeling sorry for the Chinese though, they havent got a release date yet. Come to think of it, there are a lot of countries missing there. Strange categorising. Asia Pacific? Latin America? What the? WB is making up their own world atlas or something. My parents home country Guyana, which is in South America is missing and so are all the Carribbean islands. Just observing!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: OMFG I'm gonna hunt them down with my wand and put it in their noses! 27th of AUGUST?! And it it's even more annoying if we consider that before the delay we were one of the countries that would get the movie first. Pathetic. And yes UK should have the world premiere, it's Harry's country.Avatar Imagerhadamenthes says: Glad I don't live in Greece! August 27th release date. I couldn't wait that long knowing HBP was released in other countries a month earlier. Sorry HP fans in Greece. Maybe you need to see about taking a vacation in another country to see the film sooner.Avatar Imageobockstal says: yeah for Belgium with release dates on Wednesdays !Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: I wish the U.S. would get it first! I have to wait 2 extra days to see it! LMAO!Avatar Imagewhenfishfly says: Yay, it's coming!!! :)Avatar Imagesofiag says: For me is in July 16th! I can't wait!Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: You lucky ducks you. lol. Going to see it the 17th in the US.Avatar Imagetayler18 says: Woo,july 17th cant wait at allll!! im counting down the dayss!Avatar ImageBell Dema says: WE GET THE MOVIE ON THE 16TH!! YAY!!! Hey, we got Beedle a whole day later (in Spanish, because they're idiots). Finally something on our favor. Thing is, movies are almost always released on Thursdays here. Avatar ImageFawcett says: YES!!!!!!!!! GO AUSTRALIA! I AM SO HAPPY. xDAvatar ImageMiroca says: I was ready to kill myself if the movie weren't goin' to show here in Brazil on July 17... as u can see... i'm still here! iei!Avatar Imageemmy. says: Yay! July 15th!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Oh no, I won't be in France, I'll be on vacation ! Avatar ImageMr. Ollivander says: i'm so excited and guys do not forget about international time zones yay 16th of julyAvatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: What? Some countries get to see it sooner?! Hm, I would be mad, excluding the fact that we have been waiting for almost 300 days, so what difference does another 2 days make?Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: And I have a question: (Sry to double post) why do the UK and US have to wait longer to see the movie if it is in English?Avatar ImageGryfindorprincess09 says: Can't wait for the midnight showing, here in the states it's only 4 days after my birthdayAvatar Imageconifer432 says: this may be based on time zones and some countries need translations which takes more time and actors :) thus the time difference of release datesAvatar Imagethe nargle wrangler says: yay!!! now i have an official date to tell my friends!!!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: Sweet- Australia 16th of July!!! yayAvatar Imagemad_magical_scientist says: no WAY Australia gets it before the US and UK! =] =] =] So very very excited.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Yay ! A little over four months away now! :)Avatar Imageselene21 says: at least I'll get to see it with almost the rest of the worldAvatar Imagedavid1228 says: I'll have to fly to Egypt on the 15thAvatar Imagedavid1228 says: I'll have to fly to Egypt on the 15thAvatar Imageraven_puff says: Lucky!! well, I'm willing to wait two days to see the movie. If we can wait an extra 6 months *grumble* two days will be no problem. I am so excited! the theater will be so crowded on the 17th!Avatar ImageOwling says: Yay! We in Australia see it 16th July! Wow, I thought we usually only saw the movies after America. Can't wait!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Now I have another reason to wish I lived in France. Congrats to all of you in those countries that will see the film open on the 15th!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: It's a bummer that we have to wait! Sigh. Avatar ImageMiss Smarticle says: Yeah, I can't wait! My friend even made her own countdown for her locker at school.Avatar ImageHarrys Horntail says: Thank goodness we get it on the 16th. I was so worried it would be released 20 days later here again, but nope. It's around the same time as everyone else. Yay!Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: Yay for Australia! Avatar ImageBradyboy says: That makes no sense,,,, Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: Hmmm...I may just have to visit my cousin this July. She keeps bragging about how she gets to see it before me. (Italy)Avatar ImageFlourishandBlotts says: AHHHHHHH! It's so close and yet so far away..... and how come the US is always one of the last to get the movie? Come on, people! That needs to change.Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: yay! Australia! Avatar Imageelfinblaze says: Brilliant. Putting that in my diary.Avatar Imagecleber says: brazil on the 17th. i feel a little envious. midnight screening, there i go again!Avatar Imagemagdam says: 24th July in Poland. I can't wait! Avatar Imageellamia says: 17 july is still too far for me but hopefully the US will move up the date to a Wednesday release like they did for the last movie.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I might just have to take a vacation to Europe. lolAvatar Imageravensmith says: Im so excited. I can't wait until I can Fandango some tickets to an IMAX!Avatar Imageravensmith says: Im so excited. I can't wait until I can Fandango some tickets to an IMAX!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I can’t wait 17th July Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Yeah!!!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: !!!cant wwait...hope they dont delay it againAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: !!!cant wwait...hope they dont delay it againAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: opps.. srry post it twice.Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Yay!!! Can't wait!!! 125 days and counting!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: yay can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxAvatar Imagemewthree says: i just don't get it. why is other people getting the film before the UK.Avatar ImageJengeTheSleema says: HPB!!!!!! WOOT, can't wait for that damn movie. Wish I could of seen it sooner though......stupid people changing release dates, grrrAvatar ImageJengeTheSleema says: @ prof mewthree I KNOW!!!!! I mean wtf? It's a friggin' ENGLISH BOOK......more stupid people, goodness the world is full of them :P

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