Warner Bros. has announced it is moving up by two days the release date of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the US and Canada, from Friday 13th July to 11th July. (It opens 12th July in the UK).
This will give the fifth Harry Potter movie a five-day total for its first weekend and it might well impact on the box office for Transformers, which opens 4th July. (Giant Robots versus wizards — yep, I’d like to see that battle!)
No word yet on whether this means there will be screenings in advance of 11th July, as was the case for Shrek the Third and Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, or if the IMAX version of Order of the Phoenix will be moved up to 11th July too.