Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire crossed $200m on its 10th day to produceanother unbeatable weekend that is poised to enter the record books as thesecond biggest Thanksgiving weekend in history.
The fourth instalment in Warner Bros' family franchise added anestimated $54.9m over three days and $81.3m over the five-day holiday weekendthat raised the domestic running total to $201.1m.
Goblet Of Fire became the fastest Potter title to cross $200m and has a real shotat overtaking Sorcerer's Stone's $317.6m final gross to become the biggest grossing domesticearner of the series.
If estimates hold up this week the combined five-day $218.3mholiday box office haul will overtake last year's comparable amount by 3% torank second in the all-time pantheon behind 2000's $323.1m.
Twentieth Century Fox's Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line stayed in second place in its secondweekend on $19.7m for a sturdy $54.7m running total, while the NickelodeonMovies/MGM family remake Yours, Mine And Ours opened in third place through Paramounton $17.5m over three days.
Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star as divorced parents who fall inlove and have to accommodate their combined tally of 18 children. The picturegenerated poor reviews but appealed to family audiences, averaging $5,450 on3,206 screens.
There were three other top 10 debuts, led by Revolution Studios'musical adaptation Rentin fifth place on $10.7m for a $4,397 average on 2,433 screens. The film openedstrongly on Wednesday as fans of the stage show flocked to theatres, and itsfive day total was $18.1m. Rosario Dawson and Taye Diggs star in the ChrisColumbus-directed film which garnered mixed-to-good reviews.
Opening in sixth place on $9.3m was New Line's romantic comedy JustFriends starring RyanReynolds and Amy Smart. It drew mediocre write-ups and averaged $3,702 on 2,505screens.
Lions Gate's crime caper In The Mix starring Usher opened in 10th place on$4.5m to universally dismal reviews. It averaged $2,782 on 1,608 screens.
Elsewhere, Buena Vista's Chicken Little took $12.4m after four weekends onrelease, and Focus Features' Pride & Prejudice climbed three places to seventh with $7mafter going wide this weekend to 1,299 screens.
Otheropeners included Focus Features' comedy crime caper The Ice Harvest starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton whichfailed to make much of an impression, grossing $5.1m over the five days, and two on limited release - Warner Bros' political drama Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, which took over $0.5m on justfive screens in five days, and The Weinstein Company's The Libertine starring Johnny Depp which took $26,806 in an awards-qualifying run from one site each in New York and Los Angeles .
Next weekend's wide release is Paramount's comic book adaptation AeonFlux starring CharlizeTheron, Frances McDormand and Johnny Lee Miller.
Estimated Top Ten US Nov 25-27 2005
Film(Distributor)/International distribution/Estimated weekend gross/Estimatedtotal to date
1 (1) Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (Warner Bros) WBPI $54.9m $201.1m
2 (2) Walk The Line (Fox) Sox Int'l $19.7m $54.7m
3 (-) Yours, Mine And Ours (Paramount) SPRI $17.5m $24.5m
4 (3) Chicken Little (Buena Vista) BVI $12.4m $118.2m 4
5 (-) Rent (Revolution/Sony) SPRI $10.7m $18.1m
6 (-) Just Friends (New Line) Inferno Distribution $9.3m $13.6m
7 (10) Pride & Prejudice (Focus Features) UIP $7m $15.9m
8 (5) Zathura (Columbia) SPRI $4.9m $26m
9 (4) Derailed (The Weinstein Co) The Weinstein Co $4.7m $29.4m
10 (-) In TheMix (Lions Gate) LGI$4.5m $6.2m