Warner Bros has brought the US opening of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix forward from Friday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 11.

The domestic launch now coincides with the film's first major-territory international opening, in France. The extra days will also help boost the film's opening weekend box office gross.

The only previous Potter film launched in the summer, 2004's Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, opened on a Friday in early June.

Order of the Phoenix gets its world premiere in Tokyo on June 28 and its European premiere in London on July 3.