500 Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Showings Already Sold Out

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Jul 10, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Movie-tickets.com has announced today that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has become one of the biggest advance ticket sellers ever. In a release, the website says that HBP “has already sold out over 500
performances worldwide, including over 300 midnight showings in the U.S.
alone. It currently accounts for over 60 percent of ticket sales at
MovieTickets.com and these numbers are expected to rise dramatically as the
July 15 release date approaches.”

Earlier Reuters was reporting that the film is predicted to generate huge sums of money, with ” box office experts
see little reason to doubt that the sixth installment will fall within
the $800 million to $1 billion range, a huge amount for a single film. “This is just a remarkable franchise that has consistently drawn
blockbuster numbers each time out, and it is hard to imagine this
picture not continuing that trend,” said Brandon Gray, president of
tracking firm Box Office Mojo.”

Tickets and Midnight screenings do remain available world wide for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due out formally here in the US on July 15.





62 Responses to 500 Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Showings Already Sold Out

Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: cool Avatar Imagesnapsforsnape says: WOW! That's amazing. I think it has to do with their publicity. It really is getting people excited for the film. Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: WOW! Well, I booked mine about a month ago, but I couldn't seem to find any midnight showings in the UK...?Avatar Imagesakuranbo07 says: We're one of the millions who are going to the midnight releases!Avatar ImagePotterFan-Man says: It's amazing how many fans out there are absolutely DYING to see it. I know I am!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: Oooohhh, I hope it's not sold out in my town! My dad's getting tickets today . . .Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa haha yeah i already got my tickets :DAvatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: woah. hood i already printed mine from the movietickets.com siteAvatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: *good thing i already...Avatar ImagesHeLbsS says: amazing.Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Wow that's insane!! I have booked my tickets already... Maybe jsut as well!!Avatar ImageLiderc says: 1/7 of the showings in my town has been sold out since this past week, which is something I've never seen. Avatar ImageHP_Flower says: I've already bought my tickets..... 6 more days!Avatar Imagejrivas1284 says: NICEEEEEEEEE... wow that mean i got to get my ticket now for the early showing next week.......Avatar Imagejrivas1284 says: NICEEEEEEEEE... wow that mean i got to get my ticket now for the early showing next week.......Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I hope its not sold out in my town. Its not a real shock that that many places are sold out. HBP is highly anticipated.Avatar ImageHPandtheDA007 says: go figure. i've had my midnight showing ticket for over 2 weeks now. i'm very excitedAvatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i just bought my tickets last night for the midnight show i cant wait..Avatar Imageshann89 says: how how how.. i WANNA watch...T_T too busy with my work i've just stared this early month... should celebrete too for this record...XDDDAvatar Imagebengtson_98 says: WOW $800 Million!!.. I am part of that my 21 dollars to see the midnight showing!! Woot Woot!Avatar Imagedingy0413 says: I was planning on getting my tickets yesterday, but I thought, "oh it can wait", but after I read this, I totally ordered them already. Woo-hoo! And just yesterday, one of the 60-year old ladies that I work with said, "have you seen the new harry potter trailer?! It looks Good!" I agreed 100%.Avatar Imagesirius17 says: I love how dedicated the harry potter fandom is!Avatar ImageJessielou1848 says: I have my tickets!Avatar ImageHydrus says: I got my ticket the first minute it was available. Midnight!Avatar Imagecghambright says: That's pretty darn impressive! I know I've had my tickets for a long time!! The theater in my town has added two more midnight showings to the schedule because it's been selling out so fast. Avatar ImageAnna Luiza says: heck I should´ve bought them earlier, now it´s sold out in my city...still, I´m going july 15.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Wow! Makes me happy I've already got mine :DAvatar Imagesuh says: WoW ,coolAvatar ImageWolfyWizard says: This is EPIC, im so happy i got my tickets already!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I bought mine 2 weeks ago, and I guess my screening just sold out recently. This happened for OotP too, and they opened up another screen. Avatar Imagehpikjdjg says: The theater I'm going to has it showing on 4 screens at midnight. 2 of those 4 are sold out so far. I can't wait!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: As angry as I was at WB for the delay, I have to say that if HBP is 1/2 as good as the reviews purport, I suppose it will have been worth the wait...Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: *good - sorry!Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: I'm happy to say I'm one of those millios going to the midnight release. :DAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: WOW! Godd thing I've already got mine! :DAvatar Imagehpphreak1005 says: I bought my tickets about 2 weeks ago. The 12:01 showing at my theatre has been sold out for a couple days!Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: Got mine!!!!!Avatar Imagelilyjames says: I baught mine and 5 others for the mid night showing !! and i have told many others that they should ge where im going lol :) cant wait!!!Avatar Imageget1nexttime says: I just bought 2 tickets! :0)Avatar Imagekelseycrucio says: So glad I got my ticket already. Can't wait! This is so great that it's getting so much publicity. And you know, even though I was livid about it at first, I'm kinda happy Warner Bros pushed the date back, otherwise we'd only have DH to look forward to NEXT YEAR. And we wouldn't have all the excitement right now. Ahhh, so excited!Avatar ImageZophiela says: I'm going to the midnight showing with 5 other people! Got my tix on Fandango a month ago! CAN'T WAIT!!! XDAvatar ImageKezzabear says: Yeah I have six of those tickets ... of course I also scored passes to a preview on Monday ...*cue screaming fangirling* *fans self* ... again ...Avatar ImageKissa says: Proud to say that I am going to 0.4% of those showings. ;) Haha! So excited!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I already have a midnight show ticket and an Imax ticket. Hooray.Avatar ImageKissa says: Which is possible because I'm going to one midnight pre-showing, and the official midnight premiere. :D [squeeeeeeeeeee!!]Avatar Imagemiss molly says: Went and got my tickets today. I was talking to the theater manager and he told me to be there before 7 pm to start lining up. He said the movie (Ice age) playing before HBP that night will let out at 9:45 and they will let the HP people in at 10:00. They still had a lot of tickets and so far are only showing on two screens but a ton of people show up early the day of to get the tickets. When OOTP came out they did the same thing with only the two screens but by the time the movie started at midnight they had 15 of the 20 screens playing OOTP it took them forever to get all the movies started because they could not start them before 12:01 and they had one guy running around starting all 15. Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: Got my tickets two weeks ago. Happy that I did because the theater I'm going to added two more show's and all but one is sold out.Avatar ImageBwaySaint says: I have my midnight showing tickets, and I know that several of the screens at that particular theatre were already sold out. Pretty darn cool! Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Not a surprise really....Harry Potter is awesome!! LOL So glad I already got my tickets. :)Avatar ImageBwaySaint says: Though, my friends and I are meeting at 10pm. I'm hoping that's ok. There are 4 or 5 screens showing the film at midnight, so I hope we're ok!!Avatar Imagelau399 says: hahaha I bought mine like a month ago!!! and already the midnight show was sold out so I had to buy the 3:00am!!! hahaha I'm crazy!Avatar Imagelau399 says: OMG.....this is awesome!!!!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: I'm pretty sure the theater I'm going to is doing 4 showings at (nearly) midnight...and at least one of them is sold out. I need to get my tickets TODAY! :|Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Wow. I should definitely buy my tickets today.Avatar ImagePadfootLover4ever says: They have multiple midnight showings in my area. At my theater I am seeing it at 12:01. They also have showings for 12:02, 12:03, 12:04, 12:05, 12:06, and 12:07. All but one are sold out. Thankefully I bought mine last month. It's gonna be a full house!! yay!!!!Avatar Imageariana_dumbledore says: I'm really glad I already bought my tickets, then!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: wow lol!!!!!!!Avatar Imageender650 says: Great news, its good to see some people are going to see good movies instead of most of the stuff put out. I already got my ticket for midnight :)Avatar Imageiamminerva says: I don't have tickets yet. I don't do Fandango. I was hoping to go the day before and get advanced tickets. Hope I can get the showing I want!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: yikes! need to get my tickets!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: i love it! Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: OMG!! YAY!! When I went to watch HBP, it was the second show, and this guy, had booked the WHOLE first show and didn't even show up!

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