Here is the Top 10 Box Office list for the weekend of December 3rd thru the 5th.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
- Love and Other Drugs
- Due Date
- The Warrior’s Way
- The Next Three Days
Well Tangled has bumped Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 from the number one spot with $21.5M in box office vs. $16.7M. It looks like Disney’s final fairy princess tale is going to have some staying power. Take one part princess movie and stir in a holiday weekend and you have the makings for some serious box office return. After 2 weekends, one of which was the Thanksgiving extended weekend, Tangled has taken in nearly $100M.
Burlesque and Unstoppable each move up one spot to tie for the number three spot with $6.1M in box office receipts. Both movies have great audience appeal and staying power so it looks like you will have plenty of opportunity to see them at your favorite theatre in the coming weeks.
Megamind slips three spots to number six this week. That may seem like this movie is no longer destined for the top 10 but it still did $5M this weekend and has totaled over $136M in the five weeks it has been in the theatres. This will probably do very well in the second run theatres and in video sales.
Due Date jumps one to number seven and after five weeks in the theaters, it has just eclipsed the $90M mark. Warner Brothers has recently announced that they will be pairing up Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell as rival candidates in a political comedy due for release in 2012 in time for the election season. I can’t wait.
Faster switched places with Due Date and appears to be losing steam. I love a good revenge movie and Dwayne Johnson is a larger than life tough guy so why this movie is not doing better, I don’t know. Maybe everyone is waiting for this one to get to the second run theatres or the release to the rental market.
The Warrior’s Way picked up $3M in its opening weekend. I Am Rogue Pictures had to have spent at least that much in commercials last week. Maybe next week will be better. Finally we have The Next Three Days and I am completely baffled by this one. The trailer looks great, the premise is great and the cast is, well, A List. It could be that people are looking for a more uplifting movie during the holidays but I don’t think this one will survive the cut next weekend.