'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' already sells out 2,000 screenings. Got your ticket?


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Willy Wonka’s got nothing on these golden tickets.

With just a week to go until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, opens in theaters (yes, it’s only Thursday, but for the fans lining up for those midnight showings, every minute counts), tickets for screenings are already becoming increasingly hard to collect. In fact, at this point, you might have better luck snagging a seat at Book of Mormon than at your local multiplex for HP‘s last stand next weekend.

A little under a month ago, EW learned from online ticket seller Fandango that advance purchases for Part 2 were making up for nearly 52 percent of the company’s sales. By mid-June, the site was already experiencing “brisk ticket sales” for the final chapter of the beloved saga and the numbers have only continued to increase since. According to a report from Fandango, Part 2, which is already their “fastest-selling title of the year so far,” has also “sold out more than 2,000 … show times across the country.” And while Part 1 had more than 2,000 sold-out screenings before it even opened, the HP conclusion is still “outpacing each previous Potter film in ticket sales on Fandango at the same point in each film’s sales cycle.”

Update: MovieTickets.com confirmed to EW that they’ve had similar sales on their site. Sold out performances are nearing 2,000 as well and P2 advance sales are outpacing P1 “based on the same numbers of days prior to release.”

In other words, if you don’t have a ticket already, you’d better act faster than you would during a game of Quidditch. But I’m curious, PopWatchers, do you already have yours or are you waiting until the crowds die down? Will you take a gamble on opening night and see if you can snag a ticket in your area? Better yet, if you do have your HP ticket, how early did you buy it? What’s the earliest you’ve ever purchased an advanced ticket, HP or otherwise? And how jealous are you of anyone who turned up at the London premiere today? Let us know in the comments section below!

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  • Ash

    I want to wait so that annoying children aren’t packing the theatre. I know how it ends, I read the book. We’llsee how long my resolve sticks once the movie actually comes out though…

    • Jeremy

      I’m with you here. I’ll probably go see a Sunday matinee showing, just so I don’t have to deal with so many kids who don’t know how to behave.

      • Amanda

        If you go to the midnight show, you won’t have so many annoying kids as people who truly appreciate the series. And since it’s at midnight, most kids will probably be asleep. I got my ticket three weeks for the IMAX and I’m glad I did. So sorry to see the series ending, but can’t wait to see the movie!!!

      • Oh yes…

        Powerpass Tix for IMAX, so I gets to jumps the line. Hella yeah.

    • Celia

      There are no kids at midnight showings. Parents usually take their kids during the day.

  • say

    Seeing it at midnight, and also have IMAX tickets for later in the weekend!

    • Rashid


      Harry defeats Voldemort in the end – no change from the books.

      • Victoria

        So does that mean you don’t care about watching Twilight, Lord of the Rings, the Hunger Games, any classic Disney movie, Gone with the Wind, Forrest Gump, or any other book-to-movie?? Because they all come from the books…not that many changes…all tell basically the same story…what’s the point??

        A book and a movie are two different things. They may tell the same story, but they are two different experiences. Just because you may not agree doesn’t mean you should rain on the parade of those who do (or spoil the end for the people who may not know that bit of information…yes, there are still people who don’t know.)

  • Mr. Holloway

    Got my ticket. Now just have to get my costume together. (And, yes, I wish I were kidding too.)

    • Katja

      You are my hero. I don’t have the balls to go in costume…though I will obviously have to bring my Hogwarts messenger bag. I will secretly be jealous of every nerd with a wand at my screening.

      • Meredith

        Ditto. If I were going to the midnight show, I might be brave enough for a costume, but since I’m not going until Friday night, I’m just going to wear a Harry Potter shirt. But I am wearing an awesome costume to a HP party this weekend!

      • Mr. Holloway

        Yeah, I’m going to a midnight screening (which makes it easier) and I’m going with a group of friends and we’re all dressing up.

        …at least that’s what they told me.

    • LTag

      I’ll be there at midnight in my Ravenclaw uniform! (and I wish I was kidding too)

      • JCon

        I bought my ticket the day they went on sale. I’ll be there at midnight in a house elf costume! (and I am so not wishing that I was kidding. be proud!)

      • mscisluv

        I’ll be there in my Slytherin robe & tie! I bought my husband a tie as well.

    • crispy

      OMG! Hahaha… you dork! (points and laughs) :)

    • Rashid


      10-minute full frontal sex scene with Ron and Hermione at 25:23.

      • Emma

        wow, quality…

    • cindy

      Got my tix two weeks ago and i also have my costume ready! CANT WAIT!

    • James

      I too will be there in costume. I figured this is the last movie and by the time they remake I’ll be old enough to be Dumbledore. Going out with a bang love the books, the story is amazing.

  • Courtney

    I’ve had my ticket since early June…

    • Rashid


      This movie is not for children. Last half-hour is all-nude and all-bloody – think ‘Hostel II”.

      • Carrie L.

        Knock it off; you’re annoying.

  • Kate

    Bought our tickets for a Friday day show (even took off work!) in mid June. Definitely the earliest I ever bought tickets. Seeing it in 2D with my husband (who deplores 3D), but may have to see it again in IMAX/3D. Ok, not may – WILL have to see it again.

  • jymmymack

    IMAX ticket for 9 in the morning in hand (the midnight screening sold out in two days).

  • Winona

    MovieTickets.com is being a pain – I have been checking their website daily for the theater I want to buy advanced tickets and it’s still not even showing as possible to buy. They’re losing out on a lot of sales. I even called that particular theater to verify they are showing it, but the website says they are not.

    • Dan

      maybe they are a fandango theater only? I know I can only use movietickets.com for my AMC movie theater trips and fandago for when I go to the other theater.

  • warped

    Bought my ticket last Friday for a Friday evening show (can’t do the midnight show due to work). Not the earliest I’ve bought a ticket in advance though.

  • Carolyn

    i bought a ticket that gets me into a showing of part 1 and then part 2 immediately following! yup, letting my nerd flag fly…

    • Celia

      Me too!!!

  • trvr

    I got my tickets on 7/5 for the double feature/midnight screening of Parts 1 and 2. I took the next day off from work. I will definitely see it again over the weekend but all the Friday premiere day shows are pretty much sold out in my city.

    • kimmy

      I am also seeing the double feature. starts at 9 and then Part 2 at midnight. I CANNOT WAIT!

  • penelope

    Bought tickets for me and my friends last week! We’re obviously going to try to have an HP movie marathon before we go to the midnight show. Now we’re just trying to decide if we should do costumes or not…

  • sil

    I am going to wait until they add more showings like they usually.. Of course I might not be able to see it until Friday or Saturday morning… but I am taking the chance in waiting.. but I will see it before the weekend is out. I bought my ticket for HPDH Pt. 1 about a month in advance though.

  • Trevor

    I bought my midnight ticket on June 25; there’s no way I would have missed the premiere for this. The earliest I’ve ever bought a ticket was for Avatar; the movie opened on December 18, and I bought it back on August 21, the day coined “Avatar-Day”, when they gave an exclusive screening to about 90,000 ticket holders that included a 15 minute sneak peek of the epic film. I tracked Avatar since it came to Comic Con in San Diego, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a ticket. Anyway, back to Harry Potter…I’m not too jealous of not being in London for the premiere, saying seeing the stars and celebrities (at least, for me) wouldn’t be all that exciting. Cool, yes, but nothing to wait 5+ days for.

    It’s very sad that it’s all coming to an end, but my excitement level to see how it all plays out is at an all-time high, and I absolutely can’t wait!

  • Lindsey

    I bought mine a week ago for a Saturday evening showing. The show I’m going to still isn’t sold out. We are celebrating my husband’s birthday on Friday night so I can’t go then, but I am okay waiting one more day.
    I do wish that I didn’t have to work Friday and I could go to a midnight showing!

  • the_girl

    I haven’t seen Part 1 yet, and I think I missed one of the other movies in the middle, so I am going to do a video marathon of Harry Potter next week, to make sure I’m ready before I see the where IT ALL ENDS. I’m definitely going to the theater to see this one because its the last one. But I clearly don’t have my ticket yet since I haven’t done my movie marathon. Did anyone buy those marathon tickets for like four days of HP before the midnight showing of Part 2?

    • Rashid


      Stay ’til the end of the credits. Samuel L. Jackson signs up his next Avengers recruit (Neville Longbottom). They then get drunk with Iron Man.

      • Dawne

        Can someone PLEASE ban this clown?

      • zeeshan

        can you keep your mouth shut rash id??? stop embarrassing your self dude….

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