Harry Potter creates magic at the box office

By Alexandra Heilbron on November 22, 2010 | 5 Comments

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 grossed an amazing $125.1 million this past weekend at the domestic box office, the best ever opening by a Harry Potter movie. Tribute users loved it, giving it 4.25 stars out of 5. The prior opening-weekend record for a Harry Potter movie was $102.7 million set in 2005 by Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireMegamind was bumped to second place, earning $16.2 million in its third weekend at the box office, retaining its Tribute Viewer Rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. The action movie Unstoppable also dropped a spot — from second to third place with $13.1 million. Tribute viewers enjoyed this movie as well, giving it 4 stars. Due Date moved from third to fourth place with an additional $9.2 million and 3.7 stars. The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe, debuted in fifth place, earning $6.8 million and a rating of 3.8 stars from Tribute viewers. Canadian box office results will be posted this afternoon.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Tweetybird • November 22, 2010 @ 2:54 PM

    I saw it on the weekend, it was amazing!

  2. Helen • November 22, 2010 @ 5:16 PM

    So do u think Deathly Hallows is the best Harry Potter film yet??? I confess that I love them all – can’t wait for Part 2 though!

  3. C-Dub • November 22, 2010 @ 5:19 PM

    Every movie out there will debute lower than expected or get bumped down a notch because of this movie. It was a guarantee. Poor Russell Crowe. Any studio or actor with a movie out right now is doomed not to make money. Too bad for the Rock who’s movie comes out this week too. But the rock might knock down a couple movies a notch or two.

    Any studio that thought they’d pit a movie against HP was either stupid or didn’t care so much about making money. Their stars should re-think their contract with the studio. hmmm, maybe their movie could have come out in the summer or a few weeks after Potter maybe???

  4. sam • November 22, 2010 @ 5:26 PM

    It was really no surprise that it did so well, i would hate to be any other studio opening a movie on or around the same day as this movie!

  5. Hollywood Man says ANTHEMS=WOW! • November 23, 2010 @ 12:13 PM

    Its a good movie,indeed. Its probably the very Best “Harry Potter” movie so far… 8)

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