A lacklustre weekend at the North American box office saw Disney’s animated release Tangled usurp Harry Potter from its perch on an estimated $21.5m.
Tangled has now grossed $96.5m after two weekends and is performing well. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 added $16.7m for $244.4m after three weekends.
Rogue’s action film The Warrior’s Way launched through Relativity Media in ninth place on $3.1m.
Fox Searchlight debuted Darren Aronofsky’s psycho-thriller Black Swan starring Natalie Portman in 13th place on $1.4m from 18 theatres for a magnificent $77,444 average. The Weinstein Company’s drama The King’s Speech is on a gradual rollout plan and climbed one place to 19th on $326,000 from six for $809,000 after two weekends.
In limited release Roadside Attractions reported a $113,200 launch for I Love You, Phillip Morris from six screens, giving rise to an excelled $18,886 average. Roadside and its partner on the release, Liddell Entertainment, will expand the Jim Carrey caper into the top 50 markets throughout December and plan to take it wide on January 7.
Next weekend’s wide releases are The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader through Fox, and GK Film’s romantic thriller The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp through Sony.
Estimated Top 10 North America Dec 3-5, 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (2) Tangled (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $21.5m $96.5m
2 (1) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros) WBPI $16.7m $244.4m
3 (4) Burlesque (Screen Gems) SRPI $6.1m $26.9m
4 (5) Unstoppable (Fox) Fox Int’l $6.1m $68.9
5 (6) Love And Other Drugs (DreamWorks–Paramount) PPI $5.7m $22.6m
6 (3) Megamind (Paramount-DreamWorks Animation) PPI $5m $136.7m
7 (8) Due Date (Warner Bros) WBPI $4.2m $90.9m
8 (7) Faster (CBS) $3.8m $18.1m
9 (-) The Warrior’s Way (Rogue / Relativity) Relativity $3.1m –
10 (9) The Next Three Days (Lionsgate) Lionsgate $2.7m $18.4m