“Half-Blood Prince” a Summer Movie Favorite


Apr 30, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Reuters is reporting this morning that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the most anticipated by movie goers, according to a recent a poll. According to the results, “thirty-nine percent of respondents in an online poll released on
Thursday by AOL website Moviefone.com named “Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince” the summer movie they most want to see.”

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Sixty percent of the 280,000 respondents said they expect the new
“Harry Potter” movie, which opens on July 15, to be the top box office
draw of the upcoming blockbuster season.”It’s going to be a big summer for ‘Harry Potter,’ people absolutely
love that franchise, and for the most part the films seem to get better
each time out,” said Scott Robson, editor-in-chief of Moviefone.

Among the most anticipated movies, the sixth installment in the
“Harry Potter” saga was followed by: 29 percent for “Star Trek”; 12
percent each for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Transformers: Revenge
of the Fallen”; 7 percent for “Terminator Salvation” and 2 percent for
comedy “Bruno.”

Moviefone also released their HBP set visit preview last week, and among the various bits of news in their piece, Rupert Grint stated that for the kiss his character Ron Weasley shares with Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave) it took ten times to get it right: “We were both quite nervous and [director David Yates]
was really good and only let it go on for about 10 takes.” Only? To
make matters worse, Grint and Lavender were performing for a live
audience. “I had a room full of people cheering,” Grint says.

Dan Radcliffe also had a funny story about filming a breakfast scene in the Great Hall as follows:

4. Radcliffe isn’t exactly Homer Simpson when it comes to bacon.
the scene we watched filmed, Harry and Ron discuss a forthcoming
Quidditch match over breakfast in the Hogwarts dining hall; and take
after take we watch them nibble on seemingly fresh plates of bacon and
eggs. Sounds like a food lover’s dream, right? Wrong. Radcliffe was so
sick and tired of bacon, he took to feeding a 10-year-old extra who
couldn’t get enough of it. “I’ve been turning around and shoving all my
bacon onto his plate just to amuse myself,” Radcliffe laughs. “He seems
to be having a good time.” Mmmm?

55 Responses to “Half-Blood Prince” a Summer Movie Favorite

Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I can not wait!Avatar ImageRunwild101 says: I'm there at the midnight release as per usual!!! It's going to be another awesome summer of Harry Potter!!!Avatar ImageRunwild101 says: OH and Good Morning SUE!!Avatar Imagehbp will be betterthan tdk says: damsn good ...superb Avatar Imagepottershrink says: definately my most anticipated movie of the year - in fact it's probably the only movie I'll go to an actual moviehouse to see this year (tho I'll see it several times!). Avatar Imageangelac123 says: We're gradually getting closer...can't wait!!!! :DAvatar Imageele0206 says: LOL that's absolutely great!!!!!Avatar Imagemimi meila says: I'm so excited!Avatar Imagesage279 says: OMG im sooo excited.. i really cant wait!!...Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Adkfjslkajf! I'm so excited! We're so close people!! :)Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: 77 days 10 hours 13 minutes and 2 seconds according to the faithful Leaky Countdown clock. Can't wwwwaaaaaiiiittttttt!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Well Yates was right to delay the release - now people can't wait to see it. LOL @ Dan getting sick of bacon. Avatar ImageSmitch says: A favourite? That's an understatement. More like an obsession! Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Even after alll the hullabaloo, in November, it's no surprise!!!!! I loved Dan's story about the bacon!Avatar ImagePadfootLover4ever says: Midnight premiere here I come....well in 75 days that is :)Avatar ImageJeannine says: They can count ME in that list of people who are MOST looking farward to HBP too.Can hardly wait!!!!!!!!! Dan is halarious!!!!! Fast thinking Dan!!!Avatar Imagemoglet says: I bet it's the most anticipated film of the summer! We have been waiting an awfully long time, moving the release date so far undoubtedly contributed to this very strong showing in the poll. WB will undoubtedly be delighted.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: 77 days! I’m so excited! Accio July!Avatar Imagemewthree says: the next film is going to be loved by muggles and wizards alike. i hope they do justice to the book. the comment about dan and the bacon was uncalled for. it makes him look a bit full of himself.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: No other films count this summer for me <3 I don't like bacon either =D Avatar ImageLinnyish says: lol poor Rupert! Haha.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Most highly anticipated doesn't even seem to do it justice. Avatar ImageSarabi says: LOL poor Dan...it seems that little kid was happy though :D I'm getting more and more excited every day for this movie!Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: it's like the only film that i will proberly see this year, thats a bit of a lie, i will proberly check out up as well, gotta love pixar.. I'm glad we are all hyped up and didn't lose interest after they moved the release date.Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: can't come soon enoughAvatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: can't come soon enoughAvatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: sounds awesomeAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: COOL! It is so gonna be a great summer! LOL...bacon!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I think both HBP and Star Trek will be big hits this summer.Avatar ImageSirEdwardsGuardian says: Mmmmm? Indeed. Hah, too funny.Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Man, I'm itching to see this.Avatar ImageeiVega says: Ha! I love the Homer Simpson joke. That's all I can say. I guess I got a lot of work pride! Yay Simpsons! :)Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: Well, we all knew the books just kept getting better and better... but sometimes I forget that there's another bunch of people out there who just haven't discovered the awesomeness of HP yet.. so, it's nice to see the media picking up on what we've all known since we picked this book up :)Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: No suprises there. I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER!! :) Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: well obviously it's one of the most anticipated! and Dan's bit was pretty funny :DAvatar Imageavrenim says: looks like wb got the anticipation they were looking for! and that bacon story is adorable!!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: they DO get better everytime! i'm glad to see that not just the fans appreciate it!Avatar Imagelord kerol kentervil says: It is a great film ! All like it . I wait on it . Soon ..... only 2 monthAvatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: Mmmm, bacon.... How can any one get tired of bacon? lol. I can't wait for HBP!!!Avatar ImageDilltheMuggle says: Ya I am soo excited for this movie. I/m at going to see it at least 3 times....in the first weekend.Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: haha daan . so funnyAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Well, that was pretty obvious that it would be the most anticipated movie! That bacon story was hilarious! LOL :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: I know I can't wait to see it. All my friends are excited too! I can't wait!!!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Don't care one way or the other about the poll, but Moviefone has done some really fun interviews with the trio in the past. Looking forward to the next one.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am so excited for this film that I am not aware of many others that are coming out this summer! Of course, I might suffer from a mild disposition that might prompt me to concentrate on Harry Potter a bit too much. :)Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I can't wait. Come on July 15!!!!!Avatar ImageJersey says: Would anyone expect anything less?Avatar Imagecopimione says: Desperately can't wait!!Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: Of course it highly anticipated! It's gonna be awesome!! and they've been teasing us with cool trailers and photos galore :)Avatar Imageblackhair says: can't wait till it comes out :( where is July :(Avatar Imageanisia says: So excited!!! I can't wait :) Avatar Imagehuffledor says: I can't wait. The reports are just increasing anixousnessAvatar ImageCatherine says: awesome! its in my seventeen magazine too!Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: its already my favourite movie =D

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