To this blogger’s disappointment but to Japan’s excitement- the newest Harry Potter slated for summer release will make its’ world debut in Japan on June 28th.
The US premiere will not open until July 8th, opening in UK July 3rd (JK Rowling’s home!)
Japan is not a typical choice for a world premiere, however Spiderman 3 just did it (read about it here), so perhaps they are trying to repeat the success of Spidey’s opening (the largest gross in all time- but watch out Pirates 3 hits theaters this weekend!)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the series put to film.
The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows debuts this summer on July 21st.
Poster shown above available for auction here
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