“Harry Potter” Remains Box-Office King
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” reigned at the North American box-office for the second-straight week, as the first of the two-part finale of the wizard boy’s adventures raked in $50.3 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to push its ten-day domestic total to $220.4 million.
Unlike last weekend when it was unchallenged in its quest for box-office supremacy, “Harry Potter” barely held off a surprisingly strong “Tangled,” Walt Disney’s modern take on the “Rapunzel” fairy tale. “Tangled,” which features the voice of Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, took $49.1 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates. The animated film, which bowed with a pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday opening record of $11.5 million, thus earned an estimated $69 million in five days.
The week’s other new comers–“Burlesque,” “Love and Other Drugs,” and “Faster–” had modest openings but none of them failed to break the $20-million mark. The musical “Burlesque” starring Christina Aguilera and Cher came in fourth place behind “Megamind” with $11.8 million from the Friday-Sunday period. “Love and Other Drugs,” featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway bowed at No. 6 with $9.9 million, while the action flick “Faster” debuted with $8.7 million to grab seventh spot.