Weekend Box Office: Audiences Thankful Harry Potter's Still Around
Harry Potter walked away with a second number one weekend, sailing well past the $200 million mark and giving Disney's lastest animated release a run for its money. Not bad for a movie going up against four new releases on one of the bigger holiday box office weekends of the year. Of course, it probably didn't hurt that three of the four new entries were giant box office turkeys.
Despite a 60% drop from last weekend, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 still banked $50 million for a narrow number one over Tangled, Disney's twisted take on the Rapunzel fairy tale. The slim margin between the two could change when final numbers are released, but neither movie has much to complain about as overall sales and attendance at the movies continue to slow.
Here's a riddle for you. What do you get when you bring Cher back to the big screen for the first time in seven years and team her up with Christian Aguilera for a campy musicalish movie written and directed by the guy who brough you Pussycat Dolls? Fourth place at the box office and probably not enough cash take to cover the expense of its two headlining actresses. Burlesque opened with just $11 million for the weekend ($17 million when you throw in Thanksgiving holiday numbers). Whoever thought it was a good idea to release this movie over Thanksgiving should have spent the weekend giving thanks they still have a job.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway's dramedy Love and Other Drugs slipped in just under the $10 million mark for sixth place while action entry Faster eeked out just $8 million for the seventh spot.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
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