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

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Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 05:06 PM

Here we go again: Erc box office is reporting (now picked up too by ComingSoon.net) 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 Comingsoon.net for emailing!

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256 Comments

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Well I hope that this is confirmed very soon
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if it IS true then YESS!
Only two days but YES!

Posted by KennedyJames on April 14, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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338 Points

1st!!
I hope this is true!!!

Posted by RightLeftMiddle {WBM} on April 14, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
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Sorry…not first
But i still hope its true!!!

Posted by RightLeftMiddle {WBM} on April 14, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
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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.o

Posted by Sophie on April 14, 2009, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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yay! i hope it’s true!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on April 14, 2009, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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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 confirmed

Posted by nicole 313 (WBM) on April 14, 2009, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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Yay, two days earlier =D
Allthough they should just stick to one date.. xD

Posted by Niphai on April 14, 2009, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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363 Points

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!

Posted by Anna on April 14, 2009, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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I don’t mind it’s two days only…
Did someone said EARLIER?!?!?

…maybe I mind a little bit it is just two days…..

Posted by the_mad_person on April 14, 2009, 05:15 PM report to moderator
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I’m pretty certain the reason is because I just submitted my vacation day request for July 17! Murphy’s Law…

Posted by dillypoo on April 14, 2009, 05:16 PM report to moderator
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Yeah, i figured they would do that. Last time they did that so they could have a longer opening weekend. Sounds good to me :)

Posted by HeatherD on April 14, 2009, 05:18 PM report to moderator
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YAY!! I hope it’s the same in the UK!!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on April 14, 2009, 05:18 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Leslie33 on April 14, 2009, 05:19 PM report to moderator
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NO. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN.

Posted by luvthepuff on April 14, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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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

Posted by iLoveNeville on April 14, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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