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Monday November 26, 2007 9:42 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Audiences Enchanted With Disney

Enchanted

Throw comedy, drama, animation, romance, sci-fi, hunky actors, pretty actresses, singing, dancing, kids and cute animals all into one film and you’ll get .  You’ll also have latest holiday success.

The film, starring -nominated actress , grossed nearly $50 million over the 5-day weekend ($34 million from Friday-Sunday).  Enchanted’s take places it behind 1999’s Toy Story 2 - the film with the largest Thanksgiving debut ever ($80.1 million).

Last week’s champion, , fell into 3rd place right behind another holiday opener, .  The movies took in $23.3 and $26.3 million, respectively, during the long stretch.

Although the sappy opened in a disappointing 7th place, the DVD release of this week should make actress - and her fans - feel a bit better.

 

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(gross from Friday-Sunday)

1. Enchanted, Disney, $34,440,317
2. This Christmas, Sony Screen Gems, $17,958,183
3. Beowulf, Paramount, $16,538,666
4. Hitman, 20th Century Fox, $13,180,769
5. Bee Movie, DreamWorks,  $11,813,502
6. Fred Claus, Warner Bros.,  $10,575,400
7. August Rush,  Warner Bros., $9,421,369
8. American Gangster, Universal,  $9,013,925
9. Stephen King’s The Mist, MGM, $8,931,973
10. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Fox Walden, $7,936,035

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