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

November 22, 2010 (2:18 am) GMT
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'.
'Deathly Hallows: Part I' Tops Box Office, Marks the Franchise Best Bow

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, "", debuts atop the chart with $125 million.

The number marks the franchise best bow, surpassing the previous record holder "" 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 "", "", "", "" and "".

"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."

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

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

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

  1. "" - $125 million
  2. "" - $16 million
  3. "" - $13 million
  4. "" - $8.9 million
  5. "" - $6.4 million
  6. "" - $5.2 million
  7. "" - $3.6 million
  8. "" - $2.5 million
  9. "" - $2.3 million
  10. "" - $1.4 million

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