SHOW BIZ: Weekend Movie Box Office Estimates: November 26- November 28, 2010
Rank Film Distributor Weekend Total # Of Screens Weeks Playing Cumulative 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Warner Bros. $50,345,000 4,125 2 $220,352,000 2 Tangled Buena Vista $49,100,000 3,603 1 $69,000,000 3 Megamind Paramount $12,850,000 3,411 4 $130,466,000 4 Burlesque Sony/Columbia $11,800,000 3,037 1 $17,150,000 5 Unstoppable Fox $11,750,000 3,183 3 $60,726,000
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
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1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 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. "Tangled:" The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale gets a lavish CG makeover as directors ByRon Howard and Nathan Greno team up to tell the tale of a fair-haired beauty (voiced by MAndy Moore) with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart. - Jason Buchanan, Rovi
3. "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
4. "Burlesque:" Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Situated in a regal old theater that's still dazzling despite having fallen into disrepair, The Burlesque Lounge is the kind of club where legends are born. When club owner Tess (Cher) hires charismatic Ali as a cocktail waitress, the ambitious big-city newcomer goes to great lengths to make a good impression. Taken under the wing of a friendly featured dancer (Julianne Hough), Ali quickly realizes that not everyone is quite as nice when she forms a friendship with bartender/aspiring musician Jack (Cam Gigandet) and incurs the wrath of the club's cattiest showgirl (Kristen Bell). After making her leap to the stage with a little help from a sympathetic stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and the club's playfully androgynous host (Alan Cumming), Ali becomes the star attraction at The Burlesque Lounge, and the crowds start packing in. Later, a wealthy businessman (Eric Dane) makes a bid for the club while trying to charm the talented young performer straight into his arms. - Jason Buchanan, Rovi
5. "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
More On: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Ron Howard, M, Andy Moore, Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough.