Whaddya think of Harry Potter's shades?

Young films stars Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe (left) model special 3D glasses to celebrate the record-breaking box office opening of the IMAX version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The film has shattered all IMAX records; it's the largest opening in IMAX history, showing on 91 domestic and 35 international IMAX screens for a record-breaking worldwide total of $9.4 million. It also broke IMAX's largest single-day worldwide record with $1.9 million.

You'll be handed these shades to experience the film's amazing 20-minute 3D finale. But the only way to keep the cool eyewear - which is totally nonfunctional outside of an IMAX 3D film - is to pocket a pair as you leave the theater. Good luck with that. (Hint: Use the Cloak of Invisibility).

We can't help but wonder how the actors feel about the recent HP spoilers posted on the web and in newspapers. What, you haven't read them yet? Search the net and weep. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter's British creator, is furious. She has publicly lambasted US newspapers that have published plot details from the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The author said she was "staggered" that papers including The New York Times had printed reviews ahead of the novel's official publication date of July 21 and said their disclosures were in "complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers".

Rowling said the US newspaper reviews would particularly affect children "who wanted to reach Harry's final destination by themselves, in their own time".

But don't say The-Latest didn't warn you.

Category: