“Harry Potter 6” Tickets Outpace “Transformers 2”
- 85% of respondents have read all seven of the Potter books.
- 84% would be interested in visiting Potter locations from the new film.
- 80% would buy a ticket to a Daniel Radcliffe movie in which he doesn’t play Harry Potter.
- 73% are fine with the fact that the last Potter story will be split into two separate movies.
“Harry continues to be ‘The Chosen One’, especially among movie fans,” says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer for Fandango. “The Half-Blood Prince is turning out to be one of our fastest-selling titles of the year, and has consistently been a top-seller ever since tickets went on sale on June 17.”“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” UK Premiere The long-term prospects for Half-Blood Prince also look promising. July is filled with releases aimed mainly at adult audiences such as “The Ugly Truth” and “Funny People.” “Truth” and Disney’s “G-Force” open the weekend after Potter 6, and G-Force won’t hit nearly as many demographics as the boy wizard will. Not until “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” opens on August 7 will Half-Blood Prince face a threat for the attention of teenage moviegoers.