LOS ANGELES – Good news for Harry Potter fans marking off the days before the release of the boy wizard's next movie.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth movie based on the best-selling books, will open in U.S. theaters July 11, two days earlier than previously scheduled.
Warner Bros., which is distributing the film, gave no explanation for the change.
The world premiere of the movie, directed by David Yates, will be held June 28 in Tokyo, followed by a London premiere July 3.
The film franchise is based on the best-selling novels by J.K. Rowling.
The seventh and final book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is still scheduled for release July 21.