In its seventh installment, Harry Potter was as potent as ever, whipping up the all-time sixth biggest-grossing opening weekend and a new franchise high. In terms of estimated attendance, Deathly Hallows Part 1’s start came in slightly behind the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Goblet of Fire. While some may be disappointed that Deathly Hallows Part 1 didn’t break any major records nor open much more strongly than its predecessors, it’s important to remember that it’s the seventh movie in the franchise yet still pulled in blockbuster numbers. It’s the first part of the finale, in an unprecedented move of adapting the last book into two movies (which Twilight will copy with the Breaking Dawn movies). It amounted to a delay in what was already a slow build-up to Harry Potter’s final battle with Lord Voldemort, and Potter’s fans know the good stuff doesn’t come until Part 2.
New Movies in Theaters
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon.
- The Next Three Days: Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Brian Dennehy, RZA.
Top 10 Weekend Box Office in USA
Weekend: November 19 to 21, 2010
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 $125,017,372 Total: $125,017,372 Weeks: 1
- (1) Megamind $16,012,831 Total: $109,313,429 Weeks: 3
- (2) Unstoppable $13,005,855 Total: $41,867,769 Weeks: 2
- (3) Due Date $8,912,182 Total: $72,431,594 Weeks: 3
- The Next Three Days $6,452,779 Total: $6,542,779 Weeks: 1
- (5) Morning Glory $5,200,233 Total: $19,823,136 Weeks: 2
- (4) Skyline $3,560,985 Total: $17,772,760 Weeks: 2
- (7) Red $2,483,043 Total: $83,589,965 Weeks: 6
- (6) For Colored Girls $2,299,956 Total: $34,439,653 Weeks: 3
- (15) Fair Game $1,455,819 Total: $3,724,546 Weeks: 3
(#) = Previous week rank, = New
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Post author: Daniel Semper