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    November 29, 2010

    BOX OFFICE WATCH: 26-28 NOVEMBER WEEK 48 OF 2010

    Week 48/2010
    US BOX OFFICE WEEKEND 26-28 August 2010

    The wizard boy and Rapunzel tangled up to top this week's extended box office chart across the America. Thanks to the family audiences that flock the cinema over the Thanksgiving weekend, both movies blazed past $145 million over the five days extended weekend starting on Wednesday.


    When looking at three days gross, the seventh Harry Potter installment (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1) raked up a hefty $50.345 million, down roughly 60% over last week's gigantic opening. Comparing to last year's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the drop is not that serious as the vampire flick suffers a nosedived 70%. After opening for 10 days, the first part of the finale has grossed more than $220.3 million, out-pacing previous height of Half Blood Prince on the same period. On the IMAX front, Deathly Hallows Part 1's 239 venues contributed $5.7 million to the weekend gross, off 52 percent, and $22.6 million to the total.


    Opening at runner-up spot was Disney's Tangled, with $49.1 million opening ($69 million since Wednesday). The five days gross is enough to make it as the second highest-grossing Thanksgiving opening ever (behind Toy Story 2). Tangled is also running ahead of last Disney's film that opens on the same weekend in 2007, Enchanted. The latter open to $49 million in 2007. Tangled had 2,461 of its locations presenting the picture in the 3D illusion, and they accounted for 56 percent of business.

    The weekend also seen the debut of three other movies. Cher and Christina Aguilera's musical drama Burlesque open at fourth place with an estimated $11.8 million for a $17.15 million five-day start. Its gross was on par with Rent, the last musical drama that open on Thanksgiving weekend. Opening on fifth was Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal's sexuality drama Love and Other Drugs, which took in an estimated $9.85 million, tallying $14 million in five days. The Rock has one of his lowest grossing movie ever in his career with his CBS Films' Faster grossed only an estimated $8.7 million for a $12.2 million five-day sum.

    Here is the US Box Office chart for the Thanksgiving Holiday:

    Rank Title Weekend Gross ($) Change (%) Total Gross ($)
    1 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 50,345,000 -59.7 220,352,000
    2 TANGLED 49,100,000 NEW 69,000,000
    3 MEGAMIND 12,850,000 -19.8 130,466,000
    4 BURLESQUE 11,800,000 NEW 17,150,000
    5 UNSTOPPABLE 11,750,000 -9.7 60,726,000
    6 LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS 9,850,000 NEW 14,000,000
    7 FASTER 8,708,000 NEW 12,200,000
    8 DUE DATE 7,300,000 -18.1 85,018,000
    9 THE NEXT THREE DAYS 4,840,000 -26.0 14,551,000
    10 MORNING GLORY 4,030,000 -22.5 26,451,000
    11 127 HOURS 1,725,000 +88.2 4,441,000
    12 FAIR GAME 1,583,000 +8.7 5,976,000
    *Note: All figures are ESTIMATED grosses. Courtesy of BOX OFFICE MOJO


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