One More Release Date Change: Half-Blood Prince Now Out July 15th, Confirmed by WB


Apr 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Here we go again: Erc box office is reporting (now picked up too by that Warner Bros has changed the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet again, this time two days earlier than stated before to Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Update: WB has confirmed this now directly to TLC. Again, the new release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is Wednesday, July 15, 2009.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman said that “Every day the kids are out of school in summer is just like an extra Saturday.”The article continues that with this move, it “gives the movie a head-start on the weekend during what’s shaping up as
a highly competitive summer season for Hollywood, which has major
franchise films opening virtually every week.” As readers will recall, OotP was moved shortly before its release, to the opening day as a Wednesday back in July, 2007.

Thanks so much to Jeff from ERC Boxoffice and for emailing!

258 Responses to One More Release Date Change: Half-Blood Prince Now Out July 15th, Confirmed by WB

Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: Well I hope that this is confirmed very soon :/ if it IS true then YESS! Only two days but YES!Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: 1st!! I hope this is true!!!Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: Sorry...not first But i still hope its true!!!Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: Oh my god, Warner Bros. -- just make up your mind already! XD you know... if they change the date again, suddenly saying that HBP will be released in November, 2009, I will go mental..... O.oAvatar Imageavrenim says: yay! i hope it's true!Avatar Imagenicole 313 says: omg, hope they make their mind up soon. Oh well, hope it does come out earlier because I can't wait! I look forward to it, Hope this is confirmedAvatar ImageNiphai says: Yay, two days earlier =D Allthough they should just stick to one date.. xDAvatar Imageravenclanna says: I kinda expected this, since for OotP they moved it to the Wednesday a few months before it came out... I'm not going azkatraz, but I really hope it doesn't mess up the plans for that!Avatar Imagethe_mad_person says: I don't mind it's two days only... Did someone said EARLIER?!?!? ...maybe I mind a little bit it is just two days.....Avatar Imagedillypoo says: I'm pretty certain the reason is because I just submitted my vacation day request for July 17! Murphy's Law...Avatar ImageHermyG says: Yeah, i figured they would do that. Last time they did that so they could have a longer opening weekend. Sounds good to me :)Avatar ImageR-for-H says: YAY!! I hope it's the same in the UK!!Avatar ImageLeslie33 says: I'll believe it when I see the movie listed on the Movie Theatre Marquee and advertised on the theatre's website. If it is true, cool. If not, two days won't make much of a difference. Avatar Imageluvthepuff says: NO. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN.Avatar ImageCrazy4Neville says: this has got to be true or else i'll cry! my hopes are high that they are putting the release closer and if they are not i'll be crushed like i was on august 15 when they pushed if back to now in the first place. :( *crosses fingers*Avatar ImageLuna Ravenclaw says: oh come on! Again!Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: good. i guess WB's trying to make sure that in the end nobody knows when is the moive coming out.XDAvatar Imagearkapain says: Fail, WB. a) How do two days help? b) All the people attending Azkatraz will either have to watch the movie before seeing it in IMAX with everyone, or partake in HBP abstinence.Avatar Imagebudgie says: I still plan on a party on the first weekend out, so am good with two days early. Just so they don't move it further away again.Avatar Imagekylee says: I'm having flash backs to this summer's original date change. If they're really moving Half Blood Prince forwards 2 days after pushing it back 8 months then its just stupid. Whats going to happen to Azkatraz ticket holders? No line party? No HBP movie? No 3 AM podcast? Hmm..Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: NO EFFING WAY. This better be true! HOLY CRAP - I'm on the verge of tears right now!! HOLSJDFLASJDFLASF!!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: This is not suprising at all since all of those HD posters released by WB say July 2009 on them, not July 17, 2009.Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: I seriously hope this is true! Then I won't have to avoid the internet for two days whilst other countries get it first! :DAvatar Image89ravenclaw says: well you guys would have been driving to LA from Portland that day anyways, so you can still do a show after the movie in SF. But a lot of people are going to have to change their flights or just see HBP not at Azkatraz now. Good thing I already live in SF.Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: I hope this is true. I was bummed that I would have to wait until after work on the 17th to see it, and then having to fight the evening crowds. Now I can go on my day off to a matinee. Yippee!! Looking forward to seeing the line of people desparetly reading to finish HBP before the movie. LOLAvatar Imagenddulac says: zOMG! Okay - my first thought - what does this do to the release party/live pottercast at azkatraz?Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Wtf - a Wednesday?? That means I probably won't be able to go to the premiere and that would have been my first HP event!! *cries* I hope it stays the 17th!Avatar Imageascendancy33 says: LOL... OKAY 2 DAYS! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE NEVERTHELESS :P But in all seriousness, this is great news!Avatar ImageMatea says: hahahahahahaha. ha. ha. ha. what is left to say? whats uppppp WB!? crises hit you too!? but mentally.Avatar Imagecghambright says: SO EXCITING!!! TWO DAYS EARLIER!!!! Way to go's only TWO days, but that just means we get to see it sooner rather than later!!!! I'm so EXCITED!!!Avatar ImageClaudio says: Here, in Italy, HBB was scheduled for release on July 15 since WB's first announce :)Avatar ImageMommaPuff says: This. Sucks. SO. Much. Ugh.Avatar Imagenddulac says: With the PotterCasters scheduled to be someplace between Sacramento and Los Angeles on July 15th, I suppose they could do a midnight release/3:00 am (twilight) podcast / / but zOMG. I'm sure that everyone will find a way to make it work, but I am also sure that a lot of people have travel plans such that they won't be able to be at Azkatraz on the 15th - so it will either not be a release night showing or a lot of people won't be able to make it.Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: It certainly does put a kink in Azkatraz and the PotterCast summer tour.Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: Hurrraayyy!!! So we're gonna change our Countdown Midgets too... ^_^ Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Stupid WB, make up your mind already. Why couldn't you have made this decision in the first place? You did the same thing for OotP (changing it from a Friday to a Wednesday) and it was a huge hit, so why didn't you decide in the beginning to do the same for HBP? And you're going to screw up the events for Azkatraz too you know. Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: Is it going to be the same in the UK? I hope so :]Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Earlier is definitely better, especially after the long delay they subjected us to! Okay - two days doesn't make up for eight months, but it's going in the right direction. Let's hope they really do it, and don't keep moving the date around!Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Gahh who has an email contact to WB cos I really feel like sending them a Howler right now.Avatar ImageFonty says: Well, it does make sense. This way, the "opening weekend" starts on Wednesday and is five days long. They want the biggest opening of the year and if they have 5 days for that, they might get it. :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: It's going to come out soo Early in the UK....they're going to get it on like July 13th...I might have to book a plane ticket. lol. Avatar Imagecghambright says: @Fonty: AGREED! They did the same thing with OOTP and it's the second highest grossing film of the HP series. Alot of the big movies do the whole 5 day thing, especially during the summer. The Dark Knight did it and look how much money it made. Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Good point, Fonty :) Golly, WB loves money, huh? Haha jk.. sort of :DAvatar Imagebrentbrehony says: What are you playing at WB!!!!! Avatar Imagebuthagrid says: I had a feeling this would happen, especially since they made that same change with Order of the Phoenix. Not sure why they didn't just do this to begin with. Perhaps they thought that if they moved it 'up' 2 days, people would get excited and forget that they had pushed it back 8 months originally, lol. I only hope it doesn't create too much craziness for the people planning Azkatraz. I know they had a lot of stuff going on around this release :/Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yeah, I can see why people are mad. I'm happy about this change, but seriously, why couldn't have WB just made this decision earlier - let's say ... when they changed the date to July 17?! It's sort of annoying how they do this :/Avatar Imagehpikjdjg says: Dang it. I hate going to midnight movies during the week. I like to take Friday off work and start with the midnight movie, sleep a bit, then see the movie a couple of more times that Friday. I just skipped the midnight movie of OotP because it's not as easy to take Thursday off as it is Friday for me.Avatar Imageraven_puff says: Wow. They changed the release date again. At least this time it is so it can be released earlier...kinda.Avatar Imagesaoirse42 says: I'm really excited now that it was moved closer! Avatar Imagedehonestiss says: WHAT?! why are they only moving it back two days?!?! now instead of being on a great day like friday, its coming out on a wednessday..... weird.Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Is this in Canada too???? *crosses fingers* Please, please, please, please...Avatar Imagemollywobble says: They want the opening weekend moneys, just like OotP. It worked once, why not try it again.Avatar ImageShane says: Why the ef do they keep chang...I mean YAY! Two days earlier. w00tiful! :-)Avatar Imagethe_cat says: Omg omg omg squee!!!! thats my sixteenth birthday!!!Avatar Imagekatem4 says: I'm glad it's changed to earlier rather than later, but why? I'm super excited, but why change it by 2 days? (how about 2 months? lol)Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: Two days earlier! SCORE!Avatar ImageLoSushi says: awesome. at least its earlierAvatar Image00AMR00 says: Well, um m good good news... good newsAvatar ImagePatrickster says: Well, I am happy it's opening two days earlier, but I am kind of sad too. July 17th is my birthday and I was kind of excited that it would be opening on my birthday.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: My heart skipped a beat when I read the first few lines! LOL! Why couldn't they change it to a May date? I'm never happy! LOL! Sweet!Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Ew. The Wednesday release date will completely destroy their opening weekend. I preferred Friday, IMO.Avatar Imageavadakedavra93 says: YES YES YESAvatar Imagespiritbound says: I HATE YOU WB ! it was gonna be released on my 18th birthday... i was so psyched. I am so gutted i can't even put it into words. Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Okay, this would be all fine and dandy but now I have to change the countdown on my calander! make up your minds WB! grrr :/Avatar Imagemomentofzen says: DO. NOT. WANT. Seriously, this completely messes up my plans for Azkatraz. WTF?Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: wtf warner bros?Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: so has leaky changed the count down calender then? and why a wednesday?Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: well at least this time they moved the date up.Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: I HATE Wednesday openings. They could have had the largest opening day of the YEAR if this was on a Friday, but they threw that in the trash. Maybe they wanted an extra two days to knock Ice Age and Transformers off? But I don't see their logic. I had so many plans for Friday night, and Wednesday is just an awkward day of the week to make plans for...Avatar Imagebecmajec says: is this for australia too?Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: OH BIG DIFFERNCE!!!!!! THIS DOESNT MAKE UP FOR THE FACT THAT IT WAS MOVED BACK MORE THAN 100 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: Im actually hoping this is not true. Avatar Imagekismatt says: The Azkatraz attendees are sooooo not going to be happy about this....Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: Awesome! Let's hope that it doesn't change again, it'll get confusing. Yay again!Avatar ImageZivlok says: Ten galleons says that next month they'll decide to make the movie animated, instead. Or rename every character "Lobsterphone", and get Edward James Olmos to come in and overdub everybody's lines. Actually, that would be pretty sweet.Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: Well im not complaining at least its not later then the july 17 date. Cant wait Avatar Imagenorweigian_ridgeback says: Halleluja - I need something to break up the monotony of the summer.Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Does WB ever stop changing their minds? Like someone on the last page said, does this affect Australia to or is it just the US and UK? I hope all you guys going to Azkatraz can get around this, because it would really suck if it couldn't happen.Avatar Imagehopkinsdancr22 says: What about Azkatraz? I know it's just a fan convention but I wish WB would have taken it into consideration even if that's asking a lot.Avatar ImageVerity Weasley says: This is just because the Americans can't stand to let the Australians watch the movie first!Avatar ImageMarauder says: Wow....Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Wooo!!! *does little dance on chair and squees* JULY 15th is my birthday!!!!!! I wasn't able to go to the midnight showing bc it was on the day of my cousins birthday and now I CAN!!!!!!! sorry just a tad excited!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: oops: i meant cousins wedding lolAvatar Imagefan.numero1 says: wooop! well two days IS two days earlier than expectedd..i'll take thatt..:DAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: awesomeee! they have a serious decision making problem, WB. o well, we whine when it gets pushed back and we whine when it gets pushed forward..i am personally happy \o/ squeee!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: YAY!!!!! It comes out early!!!! hopefully i wont have important plans (not that hbp coming out isnt) on that day and not on that friday!Avatar ImageMs_Fly says: The date changes are so pointless. I don't understand why they keep doing this. Why is such a big movie coming out on a wednesday? I was annoyed the last time they changed this. People plan for midnight releases and things, and when they keep changing the date it screws up all the plans. Avatar ImageMs_Fly says: The date changes are so pointless. I don't understand why they keep doing this. Why is such a big movie coming out on a wednesday? I was annoyed the last time they changed this. People plan for midnight releases and things, and when they keep changing the date it screws up all the plans. Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: dang. this messes up my sleepover/party plans. ug cmon wnAvatar Imagemish149 says: So is it still the same in Australia? We had it coming out on the 16th....Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: hahah oops i meant wb. hmmm. what could wn stand for? whinny ninns. haha anymore ideas?Avatar Imagedavid1228 says: YES!!!!!!!!! 2 days less waiting time!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Course it shoulda come out in November, but I'll take what I can get. :)Avatar ImageAlli says: I was so excited about the Azkatraz HBP midnight party, the 3AM podcast, etc...But now I don't know what we're going to do since we can't really move up the con because everyone mostly booked plane tickets, hotel rooms, etc....and I know I won't be able to wait until then and I will have to make do with seeing it with not as excited HP fans.... :-( ah well...what are we to do? Avatar Imageiamminerva says: I already asked for the day off work for July 17th! Now I guess I'll have to resubmit for the time off. Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: WAHOOOOOOOO!! :) Two fewer days on the countdown! Just like magic. Although I already had this date circled on my calendar since the July 17 date was issued, as I was counting on them doing the same early midnight release as they did for OoTP. This is a happy date change. :)Avatar ImageShackShrieker says: Well, atleast it's actually EARLIER this time!!! You know what? I bet they had this planned all along!...Maybe just to make us like them again...maybe they think they're giving us a "treat". GIGGLEAvatar ImageAmySnow says: AWESOME NEWS!!! The day I go on holiday! :DAvatar ImageJersey says: Oh well another shift. Par for the course at this pointAvatar ImageThe Sorting Hat says: Hope it's not a laaate April Fool's Joke...Avatar Imagehufflepuff_86 says: Yay! So it's 91 days now. Guess I'll have to change the window again...(I've got window markers, and I've been keeping sort of a neighbourhood countdown, not that the rest of the neighbourhood cares, mind Imagetaekwondochik44 says: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Making up for pissing us all off I guess, but hey two days earlier is two days earlier! Avatar ImageThio says: I'm still seeing it on the 17th. Two days make no difference to me. I'm used to waiting for it by now. Besides, I love going to the movies on Fridays!Avatar ImageeiVega says: I was afraid they would do this. I don't care for a Wednesday release. It only makes sense if there is a holiday. A random Wednesday is pointless. I can seriously wait two more days. How is this going to effect Azkatraz? Are we still watching it Thursday night? This will change everything! Augh. I'd rather be sleepy Friday and catch up the rest over the weekend then be drowsy the rest of the week from Tuesday. Geez. So annoying and frustrating. Why can't they just keep it to Friday. Boo.Avatar Imagesnapester says: Well, there goes my Harry Potter party plans and not having to go to work the next day!! I guess the good news is that maybe now I can see Kid Rock at Comerica Park on the 17th!Avatar ImageeiVega says: I was afraid they would do this. I don't care for a Wednesday release. It only makes sense if there is a holiday. A random Wednesday is pointless. I can seriously wait two more days. How is this going to effect Azkatraz? Are we still watching it Thursday night? This will change everything! Augh. I'd rather be sleepy Friday and catch up the rest over the weekend then be drowsy the rest of the week from Tuesday. Geez. So annoying and frustrating. Why can't they just keep it to Friday. Boo.Avatar Imagesnapester says: Well, there goes my Harry Potter party plans and not having to go to work the next day!! I guess the good news is that maybe now I can see Kid Rock at Comerica Park on the 17th!Avatar ImageeiVega says: I was afraid they would do this. I don't care for a Wednesday release. It only makes sense if there is a holiday. A random Wednesday is pointless. I can seriously wait two more days. How is this going to effect Azkatraz? Are we still watching it Thursday night? This will change everything! Augh. I'd rather be sleepy Friday and catch up the rest over the weekend then be drowsy the rest of the week from Tuesday. Geez. So annoying and frustrating. Why can't they just keep it to Friday. Boo.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I'm glad it was confirmed because i though it might have been a late april fools joke!Avatar ImageZivlok says: Well, Wednesday's aren't at all random. The LotR movies premiered on Wednesdays. Premiering a movie on Wednesday is sort of a show of force in the movie world, a sort of "We expect this to do so freaking well that we're gonna release it in the middle of the gorramed week! How do you like DEM apples?"Avatar Imageariana_dumbledore says: i'm not sure how i feel about this...on one hand i LOVE that i'll be able to see HBP sooner, but on the other, all this date-changing business is confusing... i'd rather WB just stuck to one date.Avatar ImageeiVega says: I hate WB right now and want to cry. This ruins everything. I didn't write a complaint letter before but now I'm honestly considering it. What's the address everybody? The ONLY reason I'm going to Azkatraz is now gone. I hope WB will refund all my expenses. Jerks. I wish the fandom was strong enough to boycott midnight release screenings on Wednesday and wait for Friday. THIS IS SO LAME!!!Avatar ImageeiVega says: I hate WB right now and want to cry. This ruins everything. I didn't write a complaint letter before but now I'm honestly considering it. What's the address everybody? The ONLY reason I'm going to Azkatraz is now gone. I hope WB will refund all my expenses. Jerks. I wish the fandom was strong enough to boycott midnight release screenings on Wednesday and wait for Friday. THIS IS SO LAME!!!Avatar Imagetayfayday says: wth WB? really? it's coming out on a WEDNESDAY? Avatar ImageAlberto203 says: I am curious as to what other movies are opening that week and whether a Wednesday release gives HBP a leg up in Box Office totals? Also, wouldn't a date change like this affect those attending Azkatraz? Although I am sure attenddees wouldnt mind seeing the movie a second time. I am also sure watching HBP together on release night surrounded by other rabid fans was a feature to Azkatraz that WB just rained on.Avatar ImageSarabi says: Something like two months would be much better XDAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: whaaaat. but!..aghh. crazy WB but i am excited!Avatar ImageJohnB says: Good lord, I feel a in-coming rant from Sue about this lol. Oh well, it is summer time anyway, a day to plus or minus should not hurt. John B.Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: is it two days LATER? or two days earlier?Avatar Imagecghambright says: WOOP! WOOP!!! GREAT MOVE WARNER BROS!!!!! I can't wait to see it!!! Only 93 days to go!!Avatar Imagecghambright says: @Pottercastfan: TWO DAYS EARLIER!!!Avatar Imagekarlitalovegood says: so close to my birthday!Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: oh man i gotta book the wed off work now!!Avatar Imageavrenim says: ok so this means a midnight showing on tuesday night instead of thursday? going to have to take off wednesday instead!Avatar ImageIllinoisGirl says: I expected this to happen, it is NOT the end of the worldAvatar ImageAthenamalfoy says: Their going to drive me crazy.....Avatar ImageKara000 says: ha. always changing your mind WB. is this world wide tho?Avatar ImageeiVega says: So what's the address everyone used before to send their letters to WB? I think I'm going to need it now... Augh. I just really hope this is a bad dream and when I wake up tomorrow everything will be resolved. :'(Avatar ImageFreshInkGrrl says: Wednesday seems like an odd day for a movie release? I'll still be there, no doubt, but I can't think of other movies having a mid-week release...Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am pleased that our wait for the film has been reduced by two days! Thanks, WB!Avatar Imagequeequeg says: Please just pick a date already, its gets all confusing when you keep switching. Avatar Imagea1000wtp says: Ummm..: why can't they just leave it alone! Don't they realize people make PLANS! aarrrghh!Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: YESS!!this has to might only be 2 days but I'm going to camp on the 14th... I can be camp has sacrificed so much for Potter. I.e: me leaving early to get DH, the delay for the movie happenend and I thought my mom was crushed me.: P Avatar Imageprincessginevra says: will it move two days earlier in aus too? *pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease*Avatar Imageprincessginevra says: ive thought about it now - its screwing up my plans!!!Avatar Imagelilyjames says: OMG i will get to see this right before i leave!! That month is going to be fantastic!!! cant wait 93 DAYS!!Avatar ImageErinM says: Please don't get my hopes up and then change it again for a later date. Please WB, just leave it alone this time!!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: This is confusing! I hope this is the last change I have 2 wrong dates on my calendar! imdb says 17th, the new posters said the 9th, and now the 15th. At least we have some conformation now.Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Did the countdown change?? I have been watching it every day and it was 94 yesterday, and it is still 93!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: for once I am happy that I am not going to azkatraz, now I don't have to deal with all this screening/podcasting dramz. WB is run by greedy bi-polar men.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Well, that doesn't affect me LOL! Maybe they'll make it 2 days earlier here too, when it was 17 in the US it's 15 here, so they might make it 13 here! Yay! :DAvatar Imagebookishgal says: The AP is now confirming this. WooHoo!!!Avatar Imagexoxwhoaxox says: YAY! I thought I'd have to miss the midnight release because I'm going to a concert the night it was supposed to be released. But now that is' been moved up a couple days I should be able to go now. Woot!Avatar ImageMommaPuff says: This is the worst news I've gotten in awhile. My best friend from halfway across the US is flying in on the 15th to spend 2 weeks with me, starting with her first-ever midnight release of a HP movie... Now, she'll be flying in the day after it comes out. Ugh. I hate WB. I hate them so much. Thanks for ruining our plans, jerks. I hope you're happy with yourselves.Avatar ImageChristy says: That works out great! I'll be in California with my whole family on vacation! On the 17th we would have been flying back. Avatar ImageAccioSarah says: wait... no! I know it's two days earlier... but... I don't think I can get off work!!! I'm going to be devastated if I can't! I'll have to quit!!!!Avatar ImageDrome says: Lol, WB.Avatar ImageHPnerdfighter says: ZOMG YAY!!!! Change the countdown, HBP's COMING TO TOWN! that will be 2 less days of the agonizing pain of waiting!!!! :DAvatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: A Wednesday, eh? Sounds good to me, I'd like to see it earlier!Avatar ImageAnnie says: NOOOOOOOOO! I was looking forward to Australia getting something early and before the US for once, but NO, apparently not!Avatar ImageWiccahemian says: This is amazing. It's being moved two days earlier? That means less time to wait. :D I'm so stoked. :DAvatar ImageHermioneWwannabe says: I hope they stick with this date....hopefully! :)Avatar Imagegoodenough says: Yey!! I cant wait for it :D Squee!!Avatar ImageAutumnWizard says: Grrr..... Just give it to us now!Avatar ImageHPfan13 says: OMG, yesss. Now it comes out a little bit earlyer then what it was ment to be. If WB just make up their mind and leave it at that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: I've been very happy to have this confirmed all day, but then I read all the comments about the Azkatraz people and that really stinks for them. Most of us can probably adjust our plans two days fairly easily (not all, I realize, and I'm sorry for the ones who can't) but for an organized major event like that where the scheduled release was truly a part of the event as planned, that sucks extra. :( However, I guess in one respect at least they will still get to see it with a bunch of other HP fans at an event, even if it's not the midnight release, since if it had come out last November like it was SUPPOSED to it wouldn't even be an issue for Azkatraz. They'd be watching the DVD in a ball room instead. Hmm. Well, I am sorry for everyone whose plans are ruined, I hope you all are able to change them somehow, or at least just still enjoy the heck out of the movie whenever you do get to see it. That is my #1 hope now that we're getting so close, that it's GOOD. I don't want to have waited an extra year to be disappointed again. *Leaky* should take note, though, for *LeakyCon 2011* and the release party they're planning for DH part 2. Might want to make that a Tuesday through Saturday con, just in case.Avatar Imagemoonflower_pmore says: Just hope this is true, and that it's the same in the Philippines. Warner Bros., you blow my mind.Avatar ImageJuine says: I may be the only person in the universe annoyed at this - I really wanted to go and see HBP on the last day of term!Avatar Imagecalliet2b4g says: we get it earlier? COOL!!!Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: YAYY!!! =D WB are being really generous to the HP fans! This better count for the UK aswell though!Avatar Imagenicole 313 says: Yay!!! So cool! Can't wait for July 15th! I'm glad they changed the time to sooner, even if it is 2 days. Hope its the same in the UK though.Avatar ImageBindiiRomeo says: I hope it is true, they've made us wait for AGES for this film! =] xAvatar ImageHudMug1712 says: is that the US date or the UK date i actually want UK to wait til 17th, me and friends have the entire day planned to see the film and then we have stuff in the evening IM ON HOLIDAY TIL THE 16TH AND ILL BE DAMNED IF I DONT SEE IT ON DAY ONE!Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Well if the US date is moving then I'm sure the UK will too because they always share the same release day don't they? WB would really be asking for it if they let USA see it before UK. Hm strange they haven't updated their release dates yet though :/Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: What is this Azkatraz thingy ppl here are talking about? Also, does anyone know whether this change will affect those big premieres where all the stars are gonna be? Surely there's still going to be such a premiere in London? But when, on the 15th or on the 17th? And whereabouts in London?Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: cool.Avatar ImageDuctTape says: Awesome, it means we get at the same time as Australia and my friends won't be able to rub it in... :)Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: @-MischiefManaged- I'm assuming it will be on the 15th as I think the UK date will change as well as the US one. London premieres are held in Leicester Square. As for Azkatraz, it's a fan convention and people were gonna watch HBP at midnight on the 17th and now they won't be able to... because even if Azkatraz were to move the dates of the convention loads of people have already booked flights so they're kinda screwed :/Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: AAAH CHANGED AGAIN??? ah well, closer is good. I mean, a couple days doesn't really make any difference for me personally, luckily, so as long as I can get to a midnight release I'm good....I feel so sorry for everyone going to Azkatraz....:SAvatar Imageele0206 says: YAY! In Italy, there already was this release date, so I'm happy for you!Avatar Imagered_7849 says: No use. Every movie in India always releases on a Friday. But good for the others !!! Wowie !!!Avatar ImageLillylove says: Guess I'll be changing my Harry Potter party date one more time as well. At this point, I'm sort of like "whatever." I'll just be happy when HBP does finally show itself in the theaters!Avatar Imagevineethtc says: While on principle, you may be right red_7849 {ROAR}. But they might just do it since it's HP. They have done it for other really big films recently - i did notice a wednesday release.Avatar Imagepotterversefan says: This really doesn't surprise me. I planned my vacation for the two weeks around release date. However my hopes of my friend going to midnight release just went to zip.Avatar ImageVideoKID says: Is it the same in the uk??Avatar ImageCellar Door says: What about the other countries? Are the release dates the same as the ones confirmed a few of weeks ago?Avatar ImageKasha224 says: it cant be true!!!!!!Avatar ImageKasha224 says: well if its closer phew! SQUEEE 92 days! Avatar ImageKasha224 says: well if its closer phew! SQUEEE 92 days! Avatar Imagecryospear says: The WB needs to make up its mind. Oh course I'm super excited that the release date has been moved up but I have to keep changing my plans around them trying to seize more money from us! Oh well, at least we are now 2 days closer to the release!! =DAvatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: I hope it's true...!Avatar ImageKatarina says: OK, not to sound ungrateful but... Not all of us are "kids out of school" and we want to see it the first chance we can too. I didn't want to have to go to work the day after the release party. Oh well.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Awesome! Even if it's only 2 days! Accio July 15th!Avatar ImageWolfheart says: Are the two days really all that important in getting ahead? Oh well. It's two days sooner than expected, so I'm happy!Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: @ MuggleQueen, thanks for the clarifications! I'm considering flying over to the UK for the big London celebrity premiere, and if the UK premiere date is also on the 15th, it means I have to get there already on the 14th, which is supposed to be my last day at work before the holidays. I've never seen a celebrity premiere from up close and would like to experience it once before life gets in the way.. Still, s'pose I'd better wait for official confirmation on the UK premiere before booking any flights. Also, I'm waiting to hear whether the Finnish premiere will be moved to the 15th too. If it will be and if I'll go to the London premiere, I'll miss whatever events they might have here locally.. But if it isn't, then I could perhaps attend both the London premiere AND our local premiere event here in Helsinki.Avatar ImageDARKIRONPOTTER says: awesome it'll make more money ootp made like $935,000,000!Avatar Imagemouse68 says: "is this for australia too?" Yes. I just checked the Greater Union website and the date has been changed from July 16th to July 15th so we still get it ahead of the US due to the time difference, lol. They did exactly the same thing with OOTP last time so I'm not sure why everyone is so surprised.Avatar Imageblackhair says: well ............... lets see when ever its releases i hope its better.............. and i don't understand y they changed the date from 17th to 15th ......Avatar ImageJeannine says: Very Happy!! with this news!!! Thanks WB!!Avatar ImageHappy_Orange says: I Hope it's the same for the UK too - It's only two days, but to the hardcore fans it makes alot of difference :) I hope they confirm soooooooonnnn :DAvatar ImageHappy_Orange says: Ooooohhh I almost forgot... If Leaky haven't changed the countdown we only have 90 DAYS!! :DAvatar ImageGhost 1225 says: Yes its only two days and it is moving forward but this worries me because it means that we never know when they might change it again. Although i don't know about the US but it would suit them here in the UK for Orange wednesdays maybe that's why they changed the dateAvatar ImageThe Lost Diadems says: I feel sorry for the people flying out to Azkatraz and the like.. it's going to put the whole thing out :/ Sad for them!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: Awesome! Now if only they'd move it up several more months as well....Avatar ImageKanedaX says: This isn't a surprise at all, but I'll be curious to see what sort of effect this has on the release dates of other films. Back in '07 Pirates 3 pushed up a day because Spider-Man 3 was a day early. Then Transformers moved up a day and a half because of Pirates' move, and Potter moved up cuz of all three. It's all a matter of getting that early box-office punch, and a five-day total looks a lot better in news articles than a three-day total...Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Yeah! Two days earlier. That sure makes me feel better. LMAO!!!Avatar ImagePhoenix_Steph says: Woo! This is awesome. It's only two days, but who cares xD As long as they don't push it back. Avatar Imagejoelface says: That's cool! Guess you ll be getting it around the same time as us now! :DAvatar ImageJodiie15 says: Yay! :DAvatar ImageMissHagrid says: Aaack!! Now I won't be able to see the movie until several days after it comes out. I'll be at summer camp until the 17th.Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Ok so they want us to see it more and make more money..! At least the release date is closer not further back!!! Yay HBP..!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: What is up with WB? Avatar Imagecleber says: GREAT! now i'll be sleepy all thursday!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i really want it 2 be true!! that would be so cool if it came out 2 days earlier!! cant wait!!!!Avatar Imagethursrain says: what why, A wednesday makes no sense?Avatar Imageblackhair says: Well i hope this is trueAvatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: YESSS!!!Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: well, at least its EARLIER than it would have come out now :D YAY!Avatar ImageAttolia says: Gah. So not cool. I'm glad it's closer, but changing the date *again*?Avatar ImageDanielleD says: WHAT!!! THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING AGAIN!!! :SAvatar Imagesaffran says: The sooner the better!Avatar Imageameema says: why, why, WHY?!?!? Now it's in the middle of the week and I have to go to DARN DRIVER'S TRAINING the day I see Half Blood Prince!!! That is sooo not cool! and what about all the people going to azkatraz? what are they going to do about that? WB pleaaaaase make up your mind and stick to the dates for Deathly Hallows!!!Avatar Imagemoodygirl3443 says: Well.....these people better make up their minds! But they shouldn't have to change the dates any way. Harry Potter can beat out any other movie!!!! ;)Avatar ImagewrockfangirlSQUEE says: IT'S SOONER!Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: oh! good! its two days earlier! that makes it so much BETTER! ^_^ can't wait!Avatar ImageSilverstardust says: but still the 17th here- im moving- lolAvatar ImageDean O. says: Hey! That's my birthday! Sounds like a nice gift.Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: I'm just glad that it is two days earlier and not a couple of months later like last time they changed the release date!Avatar Imagesplinch says: MAKE IT NOW!Avatar Imagegrednforge7 says: great, now I can't go to the release. I'm taking extra classes over the summer to get ahead. quit changing the dateAvatar ImageRaveKatie says: Hahahaha, I love how everyone's freaking out that its coming out earlier. Guys, its only two days difference, calm down. :D But at least I'll be here opening night, I was afraid they'd push it too back, and then I'd still be in Japan. It'd be cool to watch it there though too haha :) Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Wednesday?? Really?? Hopefully I'm still free...Avatar ImagePigmyPuffPie says: Now this is a move in the right direction finally!!!!! How about even earlier?? ;PAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: keep it this way!!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Let's hope they don't change their minds again.Avatar ImageSTARZOE says: thats the best news ever!!!!!! yipppee!! i can go on my own while my kids are still at school!! SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: wow, two days after months of waiting :P lol, jk. Avatar ImageEmmaLouise says: I'll still be in Sri Lanka on my honeymoon :( But how excited will I be when I get back? Wedding then Honeymoon then Harry...woohoo!Avatar Imagesrt2gryffndr says: YAY! I know its only 2 days... but its still 2 days sooner : DAvatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: I hope this is true! If it is, though, I'll have to change my millions of timers...Avatar Imagehyperlitelts says: darn it! it was coming out on my birthday! i mean two days is great, but..Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: haha yay! but seriously WB? Avatar ImageShlesha says: Where else is it releasing? :/Avatar ImageLilaCatsfoot says: They really think a couple of days are going to make a difference? I mean, I'm glad it's a couple of days early.Avatar ImageFanaticFangirl says: I wish WB would make up its mind aleady. I mean set a date and stick to it. Avatar ImageWeasleyRavenclaw says: Did they fix the countdown yet!! Exciting. I'm not going to Azkatraz (wish i was) but whats gonna happen for that?Avatar Imagepinkseahorse says: OH MY GOD. they better not change the date again. because i am planning my whole summer around this goddam movie. i am not even exaggerating.Avatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: I'm not saying that I'm not glad that it is two days EARLIER instead of later, but I'm kind of sick of WB being so fickle! I just wished that they would have made up their minds sooner, because now I have to spend a while changing my calendar :(Avatar ImageAvangelis says: they still suck.Avatar ImageMysteryloverAnne says: Some of us are unable to change our schedules even that far out.....why is it so hard to pick a date and stick to it?Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: omg - is this true for England or just America? Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: Sorry, but why is that only happening in America? We have every right, if not more to see it the same day (15th). Why has WB left england back at 17th? Avatar ImageHarryRichardsPotter says: ok, i momentarily take that back. Because on wiki it says "Release date: 15 July 2009 (AUS, US, CAN, UK)" so, i'm going to wait and see. Two days though? make yours minds up. i've been waiting 11 months. I can't wait two days whilst i know you lucky yanks are watching it repeatedly.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Squeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagelabz_hp_gen says: YES! That's really a good news, even just for two days!Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: WHOO HOOO! Two days EARLIER!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: This is exciting.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Yes! I can't wait! Two days closer!Avatar Image908393 says: You would think WB would have some common courtesy to know when the biggest HP confernce in the US takes place and not mess with there plans of a huge release party of epic proportions, but I guess I should have known WB has no common courtesy for anyone but themselves for they single handledly turned HBP from premiere event from the main event to a half time show and I am not happy about it.Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: i hope they make the release date closer more than that!!Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: Ok, on the one hand, it's great to get the movie 2 days earlier... but on the other hand, it's such a bald statement of, "this will make us more money." And it does make sense, both the move to the summer in the first place, and now the move to a Wednesday. It's just... the movie business has been going on for over a century... surely they've known things like the best way to make money by now? It's not new info that Wednesday releases tend to perform well on the weekends.... My problem is when they release info, only to change it later down the road. The industry is full of changes every minute - but we just don't hear about them. I feel like their changing the dates so frequently is like saying, "well, I don't really like my decision.... so here's a new one! this will work!" It's all just....bizarre. Come on, WB! Have some confidence!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: this better be true!!!Avatar Imageeagleblue says: YIPPEE! Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: Hooray!!!Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: ...WHY CAN'T THEY JUST MAKE UP THEIR MINDS? I swear, WB is like a five year old child.Avatar ImageCourtneyPotter says: Wow cool. lets hope they make up their mind and keep a date.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I kinda figured they were gonna do this. They did it with Ootp- I'm just happy they're not making us wait even longer!!Avatar Imagemelly72 says: I'm a tad annoyed at yet another change. Now, for the second time, I have to try to change my day off request at work so I can attend a midnight show. Thanks a bunch WB. I hope I can get my day off switched...AGAIN! = PAvatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: Finally!

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