"Harry Potter" and "Valkyrie" Get New Release Dates

On Thursday, Warner Bros. moved the release of the sixth Harry Potter film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," to July 2009 from its original slot in November 2008. Millions of young adults are outraged, as it has been over a year since the release of the fifth installment in the series.


With trailers for "Half-Blood Prince" already running and announcing the November release, why push the film back? Warner Bros. claims that the move is a result of wanting to make the film a big summer release instead of a holiday release. They must not have a lot lined up for the summer, a period that can represent as much as 40% of Hollywood's annual box office.


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