It all ends, indeed. Exactly one month from today, on July 15, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, the final film in the wildly successful and beloved franchise, hits theaters. And while most Potter fans are dreading that the end is nigh, they also can’t seem to get the tickets to the saga’s conclusion – which went on sale this week in select markets – fast enough. (Potter-fanatics who do not yet have tickets on sale in their area can visit the Harry Potter fan page on Fandango, which began selling tickets over the weekend, to sign up to receive an e-mail for when they become available.)
That’s right: Though the release of the film is still a month away, Harry Potter mania is already in full effect, with many midnights screenings already sold-out.
In fact, as of Tuesday, June 15, roughly 52 percent of Fandango’s ticket sales were advance purchases for the film, while just 7 percent of the days’ sales, as of 3 p.m. EST, were for Green Lantern, which opens this weekend.
Fandango’s Harry Medved tells EW that the final HP is already seeing “brisk ticket sales,” and while it’s still “too early to tell” if it will surpass the advance sales of Deathly Hallows– Part 1 (which had more than 2,000 sold-out shows before it had even opened and became one of Fandango’s Top 10 Advance Ticket-Sellers list), fans are thirsty enough for the final film to give it an edge. “It’s like a party everyone wants to attend,” Medved says. “It’s more than a movie for the people that grew up with Harry Potter, it’s an event … An experience.”