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Box Office Review: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' - best Potter opening ever

Box office estimates for the weekend of November 19 - 21 Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week # … [The Scorecard Review final score]

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 I $125,120,000 I 4,125 I $125,120,000 I 1... [TSR 8/10] complete HARRY POTTER coverage including reviews and interviews

2. Megamind I $16,175,000 I 3,779 I $109,476,000 I 3... [TSR 5/10] 3. Unstoppable I $13,100,000 I 3,209 I $41,962,000 I 2... [TSR 6/10] 4. Due Date I $9,150,000 I 3,229 I $72,669,000 I 3... [TSR 5/10] 5. The Next Three Days I $6,750,000 I 2,564 I $6,750,000 I 1... [TSR 9/10]

Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

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It doesn't take any sort of magic powers to know that Harry Potter mania was going to carry the first part of the final chapter of the series to a decisive victory. It was the biggest Harry Potter opening ever. This bodes well for the decision to split the films into two. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits theaters July 15, 2011.

The real shock is how little this affected Megamind. Sure, it lost money, but it still maintained a presence in the top five, only falling to the number two slot.

Unstoppable's decline was inevitable, but not as drastic as I would have thought. It landed in a solid third place this weekend. Seems that there's still a market for Denzel after . Who would've guessed that?

Due Date's demise is long overdue, but this wasn't the weekend that the buddy road trip flick fell off the charts. Instead, it made it into fourth place in its third weekend of release.

FInally, The Next three Days wasn't feeling the love from audiences. Evidently none of them read Bayer's rave review. I'll admit, Paul "racism is bad, mmkay?" Haggis, director of such preachy fare as Crash had me a little nervous, but it deserves a better opening weekend than this.

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