Potter-fanatics sending 'Deathly Hallows' presales through the roof

harry-potter-deathly-hallowsImage Credit: Jaap BuitendijkHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is still about 56 hours away, but the franchise’s penultimate film is currently outpacing its boy-wizard predecessors in advanced ticket sales. “The Harry Potter fans rival Twilight fans for loyalty to a saga — and their excitement for this 10-year-old franchise has not diminished,” says Fandango’s Harry Medved, whose company has already sold-out more than 2,000 Deathly Hallows showtimes. “Even though we still have two more days till the film gets released, HP7 has already entered our list of Top 10 Advance Ticket-Sellers.”

It’s difficult to quantify the loyalty of Potter fans, but a good indicator is a recent Fandango poll, which asked customers to vote for the Sexiest British Actress Under 30. Emma Watson — Hermione! — was by far the top choice, garnering more support than Emily Blunt, Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller combined! (Bonnie Wright placed sixth.) That result makes more sense when you take into account that Deathly Hallows tickets are currently making up 96 percent of Fandango’s sales.

Do you already have your movie tickets, and are you planning to be in line at the multiplex late Thursday night? Or have you given up hoping to get a seat on Friday and resigned to seeing a Sunday matinee? 

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EW’s ‘Harry Potter’ Central

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  • JR

    I want to go at midnight, but I don’t think I will be able to! Way too bad!! Well, at least I’ve got my wand.

  • Winona

    I bought tickets in advance, mostly because I wanted a specific day/time because my dad’s driving from St. Louis to Cincy to see the movie with me!

    • Heather P

      Yep me too. My husband and I got a babysitter for the event so we wanted to make sure the tickets were available.

  • LAJackie

    Going to the midnight show at the Arclight Hollywood. So freaking excited.

  • Molly

    yeaaahhhh midnight premiere!!! that’s right :D

  • nodnarb

    Harry Medved? That has to be made up! Sounds like something JK Rowling would come up with.

  • Marcus

    Hells yeeeah!

  • Megan

    Not seeing it till Sunday…the bf doesn’t want to deal with crowds. I let him chose the day cause he doesn’t like HP but he gonna suffer through it just for me!

    • Liz

      There will still be crowds on Sunday. There will probably still be crowds the Sunday after that.

    • ltchy

      Weekday matinee is your best bet. The weekend is going to be ridonculous…

      • TCC

        Trust me i work at a movie theatre and the matinees are worse! more kids!!

  • Jose

    Bought the tickets 3 weeks ago to watch at midnight.

  • Storm

    Course. In fact the day I got them they sold out. I got there just in time. Actually its just the midnight showing thats sold out. I dont want to know how crazy opening day is going to be. I have to get to the midnight showing early enough as it is.

  • Allison

    I bought my movie ticket 2 weeks ago and my Ravenclaw shirt over the weekend. I’m catching up on sleep tonight and tomorrow! My liscence plate reads HERMIONE so my boss is going to know if I come down with “a sore throat” Friday! Perhaps I need to perform a memory charm?

  • Bee

    I can’t wait for the movie.

  • MJ

    Totally! I’ve had my tickets since November 1

  • Leia

    “DEATHY”? Shouldn’t that be Death-LY? haha

    • Krystal

      loled so hard at Deathy. All of our tickets were sold out all weekend here in delaware. Scored 10 pm one on Friday. CANNOT WAIT!

  • Mindy

    I bought my tickets weeks ago. But, I have to go Sunday. A Potter fanatic friend won’t be back from an out of town trip until late Saturday night. First time ever not seeing it on opening day.

  • Matthew

    I have had my ticket since October when I found out they were on sale. Already planning to be at theater no later then 10PM Thursday night. Probably see it again over the weekend.

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