Box Office 11/21/2011

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 conjured an estimated $125.1 million in domestic box office for a franchise-best bow and the eighth-best opening weekend ever.

The last Potter picture — July 2009 opener Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince conjured $77.8 million during its first three days and $302 million in total U.S. and Canadian coin. The franchise marked its previous best opening in November 2005, when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire debuted with $102.7 million, while the $317.6 million fetched by the original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone remains its biggest domestic total to date.

The first six Potter movies together collected a stunning $5.4 billion in worldwide box office.

The 3D animated feature Megamind, from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount, took the weekend’s silver medal, raking in another $16.2 million to push its cume to $109.5 million through three weekends in release. Fox’s Denzel Washington starrer Unstoppable finished third, as a 42% drop from its opening tally yielded a $13.1 million weekend and a $42 million cume.

Paramount dramedy Morning Glory fell 43% in its sophomore session to $5.2 million in sixth place with a $19.9 cume, and Universal/Rogue’s scifi thriller Skyline tumbled 71% to $3.4 million in seventh with a 10-day cume of $17.6 million.

Looking ahead, four pictures open wide on Wednesday ahead of Thanksgiving. Those include: Disney’s 3D animated feature Tangled, Fox’s romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs, Sony’s song-and-dance romp Burlesque and CBS Films’ Dwayne Johnson actioner Faster.

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