HBP Box Office Watch: $3.2 million from Imax; $255.5 Million to Date
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 take included $3.2 million from 166 Imax venues," where Half-Blood Prince opened with the big screen showings this week.
We went to see it again today, didn’t get there till right before the movie started because we thought it wouldn’t be busy but boy were we wrong! The theater was packed! I was surprised because we went opening weekend and it wasn’t half full but today, people were sitting all the way up to the front. Can’t wait to see the numbers for this weekend.
It was excellent in IMAX, even though it was only the first 13 minutes in 3D. I’m surprised, I really would have thought they would have made the last part with the cave scene, inferi and firestorm in 3D, now that would have been rad. I hope the battle of hogwarts is in 3D for DH2.
Hey Leaky, please give us the international numbers, too. Have just come home with my family of four after seeing it for the 3rd time! Still noticed new details – excellent!
I haven’t seen any advertising for HBP since it opened originally— not a single tv ad for the IMAX opening or anything. They need to ramp up their ad campaign if they want to get back to first! Oh well though, it’s doing great and they’re already making a profit, so I’m sure they can’t complain.