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Rumor Alert: Halloween and Holiday Plans Afoot for Harry Potter Theme Park?

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2007, 02:59 PM

As announced earlier this year, there is to be a new Harry Potter attraction as part of the Universal Orlando theme park in Florida. While this park is not set to open until late 2009 or early 2010, there have been many rumors regarding this park for sometime, with anotherContinued...


WB Revamps "Order of the Phoenix" Website

Posted by: sue
November 17, 2007, 05:19 PM

Warner Brothers has given the official US “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” website a complete makeover today. The site is now revamped to highlight the OotP DVD, with a special countdown clock that you can embed on your blog or website, ticking off the days hours and minutes untilContinued...

OotP Film

MTV Feature on "Order of the Phoenix" DVD with More on Snape's Worst Memory and Hall of Prophecy Footage

Posted by: sue
November 15, 2007, 12:36 PM

MTV has now posted online a special feature featuring deleted scenes from the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD, as well as some fantastic behind the scenes footage of the Hall of Prophecy. The clip includes two new interviewsContinued...

Box Office

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Tops at the UK Box Office

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2007, 03:52 PM

The UK Film Council has released a new report today that shows Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix led the way this year at the UK Box Office. The Guardian reports that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, “a joint UK-US production from Warner Brothers,”Continued...

Companion Books

J.K. Rowling and WB File Suit Over Unofficial Encyclopedia

Posted by: Melissa
October 31, 2007, 09:00 PM

Reuters is reporting that author J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros., makers of the Harry Potter films, filed suit (update: details of suit are now below) today against a forthcoming unofficial encyclopedia book based on the Harry Potter series. Reuters reports the book, "The Harry Potter Lexicon,"Continued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" DVD Released in Chile

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2007, 01:07 PM

The “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” DVD is apparently now available in Chile. You can see some screenshots of the opening menu here, and a (slightly blurry) video montage of this menu here via youtube.

As noted previously, the “Order of the Phoenix” DVD will be releasedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Group Sued for Copyright Breach in Recreating Hogwarts Castle (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
October 11, 2007, 06:38 PM

Reuters is reporting legal representatives for Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling have filed a court petition against a group in India for recreating the Hogwarts Castle as part of a religious festival honoring the Hindu Goddess Durga in the eastern city of Kolkata. The FD Block PujaContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" DVD to Contain Two Versions for Download

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2007, 03:53 PM

Warner Brothers has now announced that the soon to be released Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD will contain two downloadable digital files. Video Business reports that

The latest Potter installment will allow DVD buyers to download the film to a PC or a portable device,Continued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Becomes Second Highest Grossing 'Potter' Film

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2007, 04:00 PM

After only a brief 83 days in theaters, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has become the second highest grossing Harry Potter film, surpassing “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” with this past weekend’s box office takings. Domestically,Continued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Filming News: Threat of Strike to Affect Harry Potter Six?

Posted by: sue
September 19, 2007, 01:20 PM

There are a couple pieces of news to tell you this morning in relation to filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The Guardian is reporting today that the threat of a looming actors strike due next summer is affecting the production of some big budget filmsContinued...

OotP Film

Attention US Harry Potter Fans: "Order of the Phoenix" DVD to Arrive December 11

Posted by: sue
September 18, 2007, 01:21 AM

Following on the heels of what we first told you this morning about the November 12 release date set in the UK, comes official word of a DECEMBER 11 release date here in the United States for the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD.
Almost one month to theContinued...


WB: Harry Potter Films Now the Top Grossing Franchise of All-Time

Posted by: sue
September 11, 2007, 01:34 AM

Variety is reporting tonight that Warner Brothers has announced the Harry Potter film series are now the top-grossing film franchise in movie history. Amassing a staggering ” $4.47 billion worldwide,” the series about the boy who lived has surpassed the box office totalsContinued...

OotP Film

OotP Film Breaks IMAX 3D Box Office Records

Posted by: Edward
September 06, 2007, 02:23 PM

In a press release from the IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. released today, the companies announced that “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” has become the highest grossing IMAX 3D live-action film release ever. Past its seventh week of release and with worldwide box office receiptsContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" DVD Due for Release November 12?

Posted by: sue
August 25, 2007, 09:57 PM

Last year we first told you that there were reports of a possible release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD during the lead up to the Christmas holidays, 2007. Then again this past June, there were further mentions that this release of the fifth Harry Potter film on DVD wouldContinued...

HBP Film

Night Scenes for "Half-Blood Prince" to be Filmed in October

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2007, 08:49 PM

With principal photography set to begin early next month on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film, there is word today about some scenes that will be filmed in October at the cloisters of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, England. The Wiltshire Times reports that villagers have given approvalContinued...

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