Harry Potter easily takes the top spot at the box office

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

The question was never if HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 was going to be #1 at the box office, but the question was whether or not it would break the all time records. For those of you hoping HP would beat out the TWILIGHT films for the the all time box office records, I’m sorry to report that it fell just short, at least when it comes to advance ticket sales and all time weekends. But hey, $125 million ain’t too shabby, especially when you consider all the money the film will make from international ticket sales. As for competition, there was none as the other film opening this weekend was Russell Crowe’s THE NEXT THREE DAYS, which took in a measly $6.7 million. I can’t say I’m surprised by that as the film looked like something we’ve seen a dozen times in the past few years.

Next week is Turkey Day in the US, so we get a slew of film opening up including The Rock’s return to action in FASTER, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway getting naked (a lot) in LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS and Disney’s TANGLED, which actually looks kind of cute. Oh, and don’t forget about BURLESQUE, which I’ll refrain from commenting on until I see it, but the only thing that comes to mind is SHOWGIRLS.

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I $125m

2. Megamind $17m

3. Unstoppable $13.2m

4. Due Date $8.7m

5. The Next Three Days $6.7m

6. Morning Glory $5m

7. Skyline $3m

8. Red $2m

9. For Colored Girls $1.8m

10. Fair Game $1.1m

Source: Deadline

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