We have a new trailer in from the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." David Yates returns from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to helm again for Warner Bros. Pictures. On July 17th, 2009, the next "Potter" hits theatres looking for the next big pay day. The franchise has returned a massive amount for the studio.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" debuted on November 16, 2001 with $90,2 million before ending off with $317.5 million domestically and $658.9 million in overseas numbers. The next film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" opened on November 15th, 2002 with $88 million and finished up with $261.9 million in the U.S. and $617 million internationally. After that came "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" witha $93 million opening weekend which ended with $249.5 million on local soil and $546.5 million from overseas sales. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was offered up on November 18th, 2005 and posted $102 million on the first weekend and then pulled in $290 million and $606 million locally and internationally. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" found theatres on July 11th, 2007 with a $77.1 million debut. The film moved on to clock in $292 million in the U.S. and over $646 million elsewhere.
What's the next film about?
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane's chocolates! And then there's Hermione, simpering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.