Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. It is the sixth film in the Harry Potter film series. It is directed by David Yates, the director of the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. David Heyman and David Barron produced the film and the screenplay was written by Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of the first four films. Filming began on 24 September 2007, and the film was released in cinemas worldwide on 15 July 2009, one day short of the fourth anniversary of the corresponding novel's release. In everywhere but the United States, the sixth film was simultaneously released in regular cinemas and IMAX 3-D in all countries. In the US, the IMAX version was delayed by 2 weeks due to a Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen several week commitment.
The film opened to critical acclaim and instant commercial success, breaking the records for biggest midnight opening gross of all time as well as biggest single-day worldwide gross of all time. In five days the film made $394 million, breaking the record for biggest five-day worldwide gross in history. It is also the highest-grossing film of 2009, grossing $929 million, which places the film as the eighth highest-grossing movie of all time.Well and truely disappointed with the film. I am a true Harry Potter fan and was so excited to watch the latest addition of the movies, only to be completely let down. The movie completely emitted important scenes and characters and instead included pointless scenes that weren't mentioned in the book. They have focused on too much on the love stories and trying to make the movie funny, it completely lacks magic and emotion. Dumbledore's death was not done any justice whatsoever- there wasn't even a funeral held for him! The ending of the movie was extremely poor with no fight scene.