Yesterday Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince was moved by Warner Bros from November 21st back to July 2009 for various reasons, and this has caused quite a shake-up regarding the other November releases dates. First Disney’s Bolt moved into Potters old date and now Twilight has moved from December 12th to November 21st.
“When Warner Bros. decided to move ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ to the summer of 2009, we saw a unique opportunity to slot in our film which has been gaining tremendous awareness and momentum over the past several months,” Summit’s Rob Friedman said.
Striking a respectful tone, Friedman added, “We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible Potter franchise for 2008, rather we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer’s incredible book series the film as soon possible from a programming perspective.”
Twilight fans will be please with the shift as they get to see the movie 21 days earlier!