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HBP Box Office Watch: $3.2 million from Imax; $255.5 Million to Date

Posted by: sue
August 02, 2009, 01:33 PM

For those keeping score at home, the weekend box office totals are in for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Variety reports the film was second this week (behind "Funny People") and took in "$17.7 million at 4,393" venues, making a 19 day total of "$255.5 million.The weekend takeContinued...

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Emma Watson, Entertainment Weekly Entertainer of the Month

Posted by: sue
August 02, 2009, 01:10 PM

Arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands everywhere is the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, with a full page honoring their Entertainer of the Month for July: Emma Watson! This comes as the magazine notes the financial success of the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, notContinued...

DH Film

Deathly Hallows Update: Video Matt Lewis Interview, Date for Wedding Scene

DH Film
Posted by: sue
July 31, 2009, 07:40 PM

We have several updates today regarding the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First, thanks to the National Media Museum and TLC reader James we know of a brand new video interview with actor Matt Lewis, (Update: now available here in our galleries) who addressesContinued...

WB Shop

Have a Very Harry Birthday Shopping Spree with a 25 Percent Discount From WB!

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2009, 07:01 PM

In honor of the birthday of Harry Potter, Warner Bros is holding a big sale on Harry Potter merchandise found here at the official WBShop. Running now through Monday, August 3rd most items are 25 percent off the normal retail price, including many of the new Harry PotterContinued...

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New York Times Article on Amount of Alcohol Use in Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 11:38 AM

A columnist for the New York Times has written a piece that asks "Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?" in relation to what they seem to feel is rampant drinking that takes place in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The article starts out by claiming "parents may be surprisedContinued...

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More High Res Stills from Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 09:13 AM

Thanks to Oclumencia, we can now see even more high res stills from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Of interest are this look at Harry in Potions class (complete with markings on the Potions book) Draco and Pansy in Potions, Lavender in Weasley Wheezes, McLaggen,  Hermione comforting RonContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Tops UK Box Office, Tops $405 Million Internationally

Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:55 PM

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film continues to perform phenomenally well at the box office, for the sixth film came in first place in box office takings for the UK and Ireland this past weekend.  The BBC reports that the film grossed 33 million pounds thisContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince IMAX: New Contest, New Video Intro from Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2009, 07:44 PM

As readers will know, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be opening on over 160 screens in IMAX starting Wednesday, July 29th. As such, WB and IMAX have now launched a new video intro from actor Dan Radcliffe, as well as a contest to win a special Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Teen Choice Award Nomination

Posted by: Edward
July 27, 2009, 03:16 PM

Nominations for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards have been announced, and the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film has been given a nod in the best Summer Movie: Action/Adventure category.  The sixth Potter film has been nominated in this category along side such otherContinued...

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New Harry Potter Contest from WB

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2009, 12:39 AM

Many thanks to WB for letting us know about a new contest now online which correlates with the Comic-Con events taking place this weekend in San Deigo, California.  The Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Sweepstakes, which can be entered via this link, offers the grand prizes of Harry Potter Hogwarts Express ElectricContinued...

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Sparking Fire in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: Edward
July 25, 2009, 12:03 AM

The July issue of Post Magazine, a trade resource for editors of video and film, features a cover story regarding the creation of a number of elements used in the cave scene in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  One element, fire, was a particular difficult special effectContinued...

Yates Interviews

David Yates Talks Burrow Scene, Deathly Hallows Film, and Life after Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2009, 09:09 AM

Director David Yates has given a new interview to Vanity Fair, where he discusses again the decision to add the attack on the Burrow scene to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as weigh in with some thoughts on the look of Harry Potter and the DeathlyContinued...

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Nicholas Hooper on Scoring Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2009, 08:39 AM

Composer Nicholas Hooper has given another interview, this time to IFMagazine, where he speaks again about scoring the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Mr. Hooper speaks on bringing in some of the cues from his music for Order of the Phoenix as well as working with the now iconic "Hedwig'sContinued...

Products

New Wormtail, Snape, Dumbledore Statues from Gentle Giant

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 09:55 PM

As Comic Con is now well underway, exhibitors are continuing to display their new merchandise, including more now of the Harry Potter mini-busts from Gentle Giant. Courtesy of Cool Toy Review, we can see this new figure of Wormtail aka Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall). Also new seem to beContinued...

Movies

Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson Comment on Piracy of Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
July 23, 2009, 10:00 AM

As a follow to our post yesterday on the piracy of Harry Potter films, such as the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, CNN has a new video online where actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry) and Emma Watson (Hermione) express their dismay over the piracy and illegal downloadingContinued...