harry potter tangled Box office: 'Harry Potter' holds off 'Tangled' to win Thanksgiving weekendThe Thanksgiving weekend was a very good one at the box office if you happened to be a kid-friendly movie. Otherwise, not so much.

]]>“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I” and “Tangled” dominated the holiday period, earning a combined $145.3 million between Wednesday and Sunday (Nov. 24-28). “Deathly Hallows” stayed at No. 1 on its second weekend, earning an estimated $50.3 million in the Friday-Sunday timeframe and an additional $26 million at the start of the long weekend for a total of $76.3 million. Disney’s “Tangled,” meanwhile, outperformed expectations by a mile in earning $49.1 million from Friday to Sunday and $69 million over the five-day period. It had been projected to come in at $40 million or so for the five days, but it hit that mark by the end of Friday and kept going. There was a huge dropoff from “Tangled” to the third-place finisher, “Megamind” (estimated $12.85 million for the weekend, $17.55 million Wednesday-Sunday). But the DreamWorks Animation movie only fell 20 percent compared to last weekend, a very respectable showing for a movie in its fourth week. The weekend’s other new releases had mediocre showings at best. “Burlesque” earned $17.2 million from Wednesday to Sunday, a little below its forecast of $20 million. “Love and Other Drugs” earned an estimated $14 million over five days, and “Faster” took in $12.2 million. Thanksgiving weekend’s top 10 movies, based on five-day box office totals, are: 1. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I,” $76.3 million
2. “Tangled,” $69 million
3. “Megamind,” $17.55 million
4. “Burlesque,” $17.2 million
5. “Unstoppable,” $16.2 million
6. “Love and Other Drugs,” $14 million
7. “Faster,” $12.2 million
8. “Due Date,” $10.25 million
9. “The Next Three Days,” $6.3 million
10. “Morning Glory,” $5.5 million

Posted by:Rick Porter