The Thanksgiving holiday weekend provided some great premiere films for moviegoers to have to decide between. Although most of the hit films for the weekend were released on Wednesday, November 24th, the performance numbers listed below are only for the Friday through Sunday portion of the weekend. Check out how your favorite films performed at the box office this weekend.
Holding at the number one position for the second weekend in a row was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I adding $49 million to bring their two week total to $219 million. At the beginning of the week, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I was predicted to dominate the box offices but was provided quite a challenge by the release of Disney’s Tangled which only missed out on the number one spot by $0.32 million.
Disney’s Tangled gladly grabbed second place at the box office during its opening weekend making $48 million. The animated classic tells the story of princess Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) and her quest for freedom from her tower of solitude. Disney was quite happy with the opening weekend performance of the film as it outpaced early predictions.
Grabbing the third spot was the animated hit Megamind adding another $12.6 million to their four week total. Megamind which stars Brad Pitt and Will Ferrell has raked in just over $130 million in its first four weeks at the box office. As predicted this weekend was a great weekend for families to head to theaters which is evident by the top three performers.
Aside from Disney’s Tangled the other new movies that premiered this weekend were: Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, Love and Other Drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, and Faster starring Dwayne Johnson. Below you can see the results of these and all of the top ten performers from the weekend.
Top ten box office performers for the weekend of November 28th, 2010
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($49.1 million)
2) Tangled ($48.8 million)
3) Megamind ($12.6 million)
4) Burlesque ($11.9 million)
5) Unstoppable ($11.4 million)
6) Love and Other Drugs ($9.7 million)
7) Faster ($8.5 million)
Due Date ($7.2 million)
9) The Next Three Days ($4.7 million)
10) Morning Glory ($3.9 million)
Data provided by BoxOffice.com.