Rupert Grint: Half-Blood Prince Still Going Strong!

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August 25, 2009, 6:55 AM–While we continue to celebrate Rupert Grint‘s 21st birthday, it’s the perfect time to remind you just how well his latest film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is doing! According to IMDB, as of past weekend, Half-Blood Prince has surpassed the second and third installments of the Harry Potter saga on the worldwide box office, and is now sitting at the #12 spot of the all-time list, just behind Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! (And since HBP is still playing in cinemas worldwide, it is likely to surpass GOF in a few days.) As for the US box office, Half-Blood Prince is currently ranked at #34 of the all-time list, and it is almost certain to hit the $300 million mark in a week or two.
Congratulations to Rupert, his co-stars and the entire team behind this incredibly successful movie.

Let me remind you to check out Lilly‘s birthday artworks — she has now posted her drawings with comments and background stories in her fanart forum thread (starting from here) and also on her Live Journal. Please leave your comments, she will surely appreciate them!

Oh, and I’ve just added another small photo from the V Festival here — HQs coming soon!

UPDATE: Speaking of Half-Blood Prince, the movie blog Boxwish discusses the Trio’s styles in the movies, and even gives some advise on how to get Ron Weasley’s trademark look!

Being the youngest boy in the Weasley family, he makes do in hand-me-downs and with his big family strapped for cash, mixes this with homemade knitted efforts created by his mum, Mrs Weasley (Julie Walters). As such Ron’s look is less contemporary and high street than that of Harry, and despite the stick he gets for it, we think it suits him pretty nicely.

First off, by wearing cast-offs, Ron’s look acquires a very old-school, retro feel. It’s there in the colour palette (browns, greens, oranges – all neatly complementing his red hair), the fabrics (corduroy) and the items themselves – polo shirts, bobble hats and contrast trim vests. Creating another interesting distinction between the simple, block colour fashions of Harry is Ron’s love of prints and patterns, which lean heavily towards horizontal stripes. It all works together to reflect the colourful yet complex character that is Ron Weasley.

Go here, and you can even order a brown jumper similar to the one Ronpert is wearing in HBP!

UPDATE 2: And in honour of Half-Blood Prince’s success, we have just updated our Rave Reviews section with seven new reviews! Read the critics’ latest words of praise for Rupert here.

UPDATE 3: Finally a new V-Festival picture is available from “The Company”, who were lucky to sit next to Rupes during lunch. They report that Rupert was constantly being hounded by people. View the photos in our gallery.

6 Comments to "Rupert Grint: Half-Blood Prince Still Going Strong!"

Ivana
August 25th, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Heh, I was gonna order this jumper for my hubby but alas they don’t make them in XXXL!
I might end up ordering one for myself though. :P

Rozali
August 25th, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Interesting article!

In the Hermione section: “we see Hermione favour chunky knits and warming accessories such as her Fair Isle scarf, gloves and beret, though she does echo her red-haired friend with her fondness for horizontal stripes. Does this similarity spell some special connection between Harry’s most loyal sidekicks?”

I like that. I’m glad other people notice it too. :D

TALLEY
August 25th, 2009 at 2:13 PM

I know it goes with the territory and shows how popular he is, but I feel bad reading how he was constantly being interrupted by fans. I would if I had the nerve, but still I think his just popping out to places like museums may be coming to an end. :(
btw I loved the way they explained Ron’s clothing. Surprised they didn’t say how they mold their way onto his body.

Jo
August 25th, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I knew he was going to get hounded more. He will be okay. ;)

Carolyn
August 25th, 2009 at 6:25 PM

I’ve said it before, I love the way Ron Weasley dresses. I didn’t even think the Yule Ball “dress” was that bad.:D

Aloemilk
August 25th, 2009 at 11:37 PM

I agree with Talley. I know he’s a great guy and that he won’t be rude and just ‘ride the wave’ and, of course, that it comes with being famous… but I still feel bad. He’s a such a great guy that I wish he could lead the exact life he wants, wich I’m not sure includes being always approached by fans as he’s said the glamour of it all doesn’t attract him.

So I hope you’re right, Jo, and that he’ll be fine. I really hope so.