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


Jul 10, 2009

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HBP Film

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.

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.