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Sunday
Nov282010

'Harry Potter' Tops Disney's 'Tangled' for Holiday Weekend Crown

Photo Courtesy - Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 managed to avoid getting tangled up in the fierce holiday competition and remained the No. 1 film in America, earning an estimated $50.3 million.

Disney's Tangled, which stars Mandy Moore as the voice of princess Rapunzel in the modern take on the classic fairy tale, came in second with an estimated $49.1 million.

Burlesque, the bawdy vehicle for pop stars Christina Aguilera and Cher -- who hasn't appeared on the big screen since 2003 -- survived a critical beating to earn $11.8 million over the weekend.

Also landing in the top 5 was Dreamworks' animated feature Megamind, which brought in $12,850,000 in its third week of release, and the Denzel Washington action film Unstoppable, which took another $11.7 million.

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Sunday
Nov212010

'Harry Potter' Earns $125M in Opening Weekend

Photo Courtesy - Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros(LOS ANGELES) -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, earned an estimated $125.1 million domestically on its first weekend, putting the new film at the top of the heap in the franchise for opening weekend revenue, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Playing on a whopping 4,125 screens across the country, Deathly Hollows topped the previous franchise leader, 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took in $102.7 million in its first weekend, to become the sixth-biggest opening weekend of all time.

The film does fall slightly short of the record for highest opening weekend for 2010, a crown which goes to this summer's Iron Man 2. The blockbuster sequel took in a staggering $128.1 million its first weekend back in May.

DreamWorks' animated Megamind finished second this weekend with $109 million. In third was the action thriller Unstoppable, followed by Due Date, and the debut of The Next Three Days.

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Monday
Nov152010

'Megamind' Retains Top Spot at the Box Office 

Photo Courtesy - DreamWorks Animation(NEW YORK) -- Megamind derailed Denzel Washington's attempt to claim the number one spot at the box office over the weekend.  The animated film was the top movie for the second weekend in a row, earning an estimated $30 million.  Washington's new runaway train thriller, Unstoppable, opened in second place, with $23.5 million.

The alien invasion flick Skyline premiered in the fourth spot, raising $11.7 million, while the romantic comedy Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, debuted at number five, collecting $9.6 million over the weekend.  Morning Glory was released nationwide last Wednesday.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Megamind, $30 million.
2. Unstoppable, $23.5 million.
3. Due Date, $15.5 million.
4. Skyline, 11.7 million.
5. Morning Glory, $9.6 million.
6. For Colored Girls, $6.75 million.
7. Red, $5.1 million.
8. Paranormal Activity 2, $3 million.
9. Saw 3D, $2.75 million.
10. Jackass 3D, $2.3 million.

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Monday
Nov082010

'Megamind' Tops Box Office with $47.7 Million

Photo Courtesy - DreamWorks Animation(NEW YORK) -- Moviegoers are paying mind to Megamind, the new box office champion.  The animated 3D film opened in first place over the weekend, earning an estimated $47.7 million.  Megamind features an A-list voice cast that includes Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey.

The two other wide releases also had strong debuts.  The Robert Downey, Jr./Zach Galifianakis comedy Due Date raised $33.5 million to end the weekend in second place, while Tyler Perry's drama For Colored Girls opened in the third spot, with $20.1 million.

The previous box office champion, Saw 3D, dropped to fifth place after collecting $8.2 million.  In limited release, the new James Franco drama 127 Hours drew nearly $266,000 thousand in just four theaters.

Variety reports the U.S. box office earned $157 million overall from Friday through Sunday, a record for the first weekend of November.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Megamind, $47.7 million.
2. Due Date, $33.5 million.
3. For Colored Girls, $20.1 million.
4. Red, $8.9 million.
5. Saw 3D, $8.2 million.
6. Paranormal Activity 2, $7.3 million.
7. Jackass 3D, $5.1 million.
8. Hereafter, $4.02 million.
9. Secretariat, $4 million.
10. The Social Network, $3.6 million.´╗┐







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