The countdown to the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows continues, as fans nervously clock-watch for 12:01 am Friday (November 19). Advanced ticket sales for the movie are already selling out across the U.S., Deadline reports, for it's sure to be one of the box office's biggest weekends ever!
Part one of the seventh Harry Potter film is set to premiere at midnight in 3,700 U.S. theaters, with more than 4,000 total theaters showing the film. Additionally, 239 IMAX Screens are ready to go, which sees an increase from 166 for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Have you purchased your Harry Potter tickets in advance?
In other Harry Potter news: As chaos surrounding one of the year's most promising films, a suspected killjoy has seemingly wreaked a little havoc ahead of time. According to TorrentFreak (via The Hollywood Reporter), the first 36-minutes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has leaked online. This does not bode well for the all too tempted purists out there.
"This constitutes a serious breach of copyright violation and theft of Warner Bros. property," the studio informed The Hollywood Reporter. "We are working actively to restrict and/or remove copies that may be available. Also, we are vigorously investigating this matter and will prosecute those involved to the full extent of the law."
Helena Bonham Carter likens her character of the wicked Bellatrix Lestrange as "Lord Voldermort's right hand woman", but the London-born actress tells The Guardian that she hopes her legacy isn't about playing "a sadomasochistic witch".
The Last Film
When JK Rowling appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in early October, the Scottish author revealed that she could very well write another Harry Potter novel, leaving many devotees thrilled with anticipation. Unfortunately, Daniel Radcliffe has squashed all hope for another film. In a recent interview with MTV, the 21-year-old actor admitted that Rowling confirmed that there will be no more Harry Potter movies via a text.
Talk the Talk
Radcliffe joined his co-stars Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton to hilariously twist their British accents into more of an American drawl in a sit-down chat with MTV After Hours' Josh Horowitz. Do Americans really say "Boo ya"? Hahaha!