Four new releases made up this year’s traditional Thanksgiving movie-smorgasbord, though none came close to unseating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. After six days in theatres, Potter’s penultimate chapter has already racked up a domestic estimate of $158.5 million. When added to its foreign haul, the film’s worldwide total stands at $363 million. As expected, Potter’s closest competitor on the day before Thanksgiving was Disney’s Tangled. The animated take on Rapunzel opened with $11.6 million from its 3,603 runs and is expected to bring in $65 million by the end of the holiday weekend. Sony/Screen Gem’s Burlesque beat out Fox’s Love and Other Drugs – a surprise which can be partially explained by the musical’s higher screen count. Neither title is expected to earn over $18 million by Sunday. Finally, CBS’s Faster fell outside the top five in seventh place. The R-rated action flick brought in an estimated $1.6 million from its 2,454 runs. We’ll have Thanksgiving box office updates later this weekend.
|1||Harry Potter 7A||$14,000,000||$158.5|
|5||Love & Other Drugs||$2,500,000||$2.5|