‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ was pushed to 2nd this week since its initial July 17th release. Disney’s ‘G-Force’ took the lead opening with $32.2 million while ‘Potter’ trailed with $30 million – a huge drop from opening its opening weekend intake of $79.5 Million.
‘Potter’ will be starting on 166 IMAX screens across the country this week. This release is expected to keep the momentum going according to the head of distribution from Warner Bros. Dan Fellman.
The 5th ‘Potter’ film ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ was released in IMAX from the start, but due to other obligations the theaters couldn’t start the film until this week. Fans can thank ‘Transformers’ for that one.
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