SHOW BIZ: Weekend Movie Box Office Estimates: November 19- November 21, 2010
Rank Film Distributor Weekend Total # Of Screens Weeks Playing Cumulative 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Warner Bros. $125,120,000 4,125 1 $125,120,000 2 Megamind Paramount $16,175,000 3,779 3 $109,476,000 3 Unstoppable Fox $13,100,000 3,209 2 $41,962,000 4 Due Date Warner Bros. $9,150,000 $2,834 3 $72,669,000 5 The Next Three Days Lionsgate $6,750,000 2,564 1 $6,750,000
# Of Screens
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The Next Three Days
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1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1:" The first installment of the two-film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) soul that he extracted from his being and hid in obscure locations both far and wide. If the trio is unable to locate and destroy them all, Voldemort will remain immortal. Despite their long friendship, a combination of dark forces, romantic tensions, and long-held secrets threaten to sabotage the mission. David Yates directs. - Tracie Cooper, Rovi
2. "Megamind:" From the studio that brought you 'Shrek', 'Madagascar' and 'Kung Fu Panda'. 'Megamind' is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as "Metro Man," an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life's ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called "Titan", who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it's much more fun to be a villain than a good guy . Except Titan doesn't just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world's smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story? -www.moviefone.com
3. "Unstoppable:" Denzel Washington and Star Trek's Chris Pine star in this action thriller from director Tony Scott. The plot surrounds two locomotive operators who team up to stop a runaway train filled with explosives. Live Free or Die Hard's Mark Bomback provides the script for the 20th Century Fox production, co-starring Rosario Dawson. - Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
4. "Due Date:" Director Todd Phillips re-teams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this oad movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby's birth -- with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who's along for the ride. Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx co-star in the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production. - Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
5. "The Next Three Days:" Russell Crowe teams up with Academy Award-winning writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash) and co-star Elizabeth Banks for this Lionsgate thriller concerning a man willing to break his wife out of prison in order to get her out of a murder conviction. Liam Neeson heads up the supporting cast, which includes Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, and RZA. - Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
More On: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, 20th Century Fox, Rosario Dawson, Todd Phillips.