'Deathly Hallows: Part I' Tops Box Office, Marks the Franchise Best Bow


Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe


The latest film of the franchise takes in an estimated $125.1 million on its first weekend and outdoes its predecessor 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'.

Warner Bros. Pictures once again has had their glorious moment at North American Box Office with beloved franchise "Harry Potter". The latest film of the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I", debuts atop the chart with $125 million.

The number marks the franchise best bow, surpassing the previous record holder "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" which raked in $102.7 million on its opening weekend in 2005. "Deathly Hallows: Part I" is also the sixth highest opening weekend ever following "The Dark Knight", "Spider-Man 3", "The Twilight Saga's New Moon", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Iron Man 2".

"One of the greatest accomplishments here is that we have been able to age the franchise," says Warners domestic distribution president Dan Fellman on the movie. "We have been able to keep our fan base as the characters have aged and the movies have become darker. And the three main actors have become really terrific, adult actors."

"Megamind", which ruled the chart for two straight weeks, is now pushed aside to the second place with $16 million revenue. "Unstoppable" still follows the animation on the the third place, adding $13 million cume.

"Due Date" also drops one place from the third to the fourth with $8.9 million gross. Meanwhile, another newcomer "The Next Three Days" has a not-so-strong debut, entering box office at number five with $6.4 million despite the fact that it has Russell Crowe starring as the lead character.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for November 19-21:

  1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" - $125 million
  2. "Megamind" - $16 million
  3. "Unstoppable" - $13 million
  4. "Due Date" - $8.9 million
  5. "The Next Three Days" - $6.4 million
  6. "Morning Glory" - $5.2 million
  7. "Skyline" - $3.6 million
  8. "Red" - $2.5 million
  9. "For Colored Girls" - $2.3 million
  10. "Fair Game" - $1.4 million

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  2. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  3. Brad Pitt Reportedly Moving In With Kate Hudson Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce
  4. Jennifer Lopez Breaks Silence on Her Relationship With Drake
  5. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  6. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  7. Chris Brown and Rihanna May Start Hooking Up Again After Spotted Hanging Out Together
  8. Kim Kardashian Did Want to Divorce Kanye West. Here's Why She Stays
  9. Report: Angelina Jolie Is Forced to Hand Over Kids to Brad Pitt
  10. Kim Kardashian 'Had a Secret Fling' With 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star Calum Best

CELEBS PHOTO