Ron murmurs Hermione's name while recovering in the infirmary, causing Lavender to end their relationship.Harry confronts Draco about the poisoned mead and a cursed necklace, and the two duel. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
With a total gross of $934 million, it became the 8th-highest-grossing film of all time Half-Blood Prince remains one of the most positively reviewed films in the series among film critics; at the time of its release, it became the third-highest-rated Harry Potter film on review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.
Critics praised the film's "emotionally satisfying" story, Yates' direction, Delbonnel's cinematography, the cast's performances, and Nicholas Hooper's musical score.
Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds, kidnapping Ollivander from Diagon Alley and destroying the Millennium Bridge.
After the Malfoy family is disgraced when Lucius is apprehended and sent to Azkaban for his involvement with the Death Eaters, Voldemort chooses Draco to carry out a secret mission at Hogwarts.
Harry uses a curse from the Half-Blood Prince's potion book to severely injure Malfoy, who is rescued and healed by Professor Snape.