Midnight Opening of Harry Potter’s Final Film Nearly Sold Out
Want to see a midnight screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"? Better buy your tickets now.
John Serba of the Grand Rapids Press writes that as of Saturday, the three first-run Celebration Cinema locations in Grand Rapids had sold out 33 midnight shows for the the film, which opens Friday.
The numbers break down as follows:
Celebration North: 3193 tickets sold, 14 (of 18) auditoriums sold out
Celebration South: 1422 tickets sold, 6 (of 16) auditoriums sold out
Celebration Rivertown: 3015 tickets sold, 13 (of 20) auditoriums sold out
That's more than 7,600 tickets at the three locations. The other five Celebration theaters across the state have sold another 5,000-plus tickets (1,200 at the Portage location, four sold-out auditoriums), for a total of 12,600.
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" holds Celebration's midnight-sales record of 18,662 - for now.
"Deathly 2" will be screening around the clock at Celebration North, with shows during the 3, 4 and 5 a.m. hours. The 3:15 a.m. IMAX 3-D screening already has sold 125 seats.
The film is expected to gross $153 million domestically during its opening weekend, according to boxoffice.com.