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"Half-Blood Prince" a Summer Movie Favorite

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Posted by: sue
April 30, 2009, 06:46 AM

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 named "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" the summer movie they most want to see."

The article continued:

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.
During 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?

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39234 Points

I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on April 30, 2009, 06:47 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

I can not wait!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 30, 2009, 06:50 AM report to moderator
206 Points

I’m there at the midnight release as per usual!!! It’s going to be another awesome summer of Harry Potter!!!

Posted by Runwild101 (Robby) on April 30, 2009, 06:56 AM report to moderator
206 Points

OH and Good Morning SUE!!

Posted by Runwild101 (Robby) on April 30, 2009, 06:57 AM report to moderator
107 Points

damsn good …superb

Posted by hbp will be betterthan tdk on April 30, 2009, 07:04 AM report to moderator

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!).

Posted by pottershrink on April 30, 2009, 07:17 AM report to moderator
1090 Points

We’re gradually getting closer…can’t wait!!!! :D

Posted by *Adeline* ~ ROAR! :D on April 30, 2009, 07:20 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

LOL that’s absolutely great!!!!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on April 30, 2009, 07:25 AM report to moderator
132 Points

I’m so excited!

Posted by mimi meila on April 30, 2009, 07:26 AM report to moderator
1069 Points

OMG im sooo excited.. i really cant wait!!…

Posted by sage279 {{ROAAAAAAAAR!!!}} on April 30, 2009, 08:02 AM report to moderator
3703 Points

Adkfjslkajf! I’m so excited! We’re so close people!! :)

Posted by Christine on April 30, 2009, 08:07 AM report to moderator
149 Points

77 days 10 hours 13 minutes and 2 seconds according to the faithful Leaky Countdown clock. Can’t wwwwaaaaaiiiittttttt!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on April 30, 2009, 08:48 AM report to moderator
398 Points

Well Yates was right to delay the release – now people can’t wait to see it.
LOL @ Dan getting sick of bacon.

Posted by TheSortingHat[ROAR] on April 30, 2009, 09:04 AM report to moderator
4481 Points

A favourite? That’s an understatement. More like an obsession!

Posted by Smitch on April 30, 2009, 09:05 AM report to moderator
7239 Points

Even after alll the hullabaloo, in November, it’s no surprise!!!!!
I loved Dan’s story about the bacon!

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on April 30, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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