‘Tangled’ Casts a Another Spell at the Box Office

Seems that everyone got their fill of turkey and movies last week, as the overall box office was down 54% from last weekend.  Don’t worry, that’s normal.  Despite the box office being fairly slow, Tangled managed to best Harry Potter and finished the weekend in first place with $21.5M.  That brings its total to just over $96M.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 took a comfortable second place finish with $16.7M.  It dropped off about 65% in its third weekend.   The film is still playing on over 4,000 screens.

Burlesque and Unstoppable tied for third place, earning $6.1 each. Love and Other Drugs nabbed the fifth spot, making $5.7M.

The Warrior’s Way opened to little fanfare, and no screenings for critics. The film failed to make any sort of impact at the box office, placing in 9th place for the weekend, barely clearing $3M.

Due Date is poised to pass the $100M mark.  After five weeks in release, it only dropped 41%, and has a cumulative total of over $90M to date. If the film does reach that milestone, it will be the sixth film that Robert Downey Jr has starred in since 2007 that has grossed over $100M.  Hard to believe his career had been all but written off a decade ago.

Black Swan is the big story this weekend.  The film only showed on 18 screens, but it grossed $1.3M, with a terrific $77,000 per/screen total, one of the best of the year (The King’s Speech did slightly better last weekend). Clearly, there is some serious interest in the psychological thriller.

This week we will see The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader face off against Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in The Tourist.

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