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Box Office Breakdown: Dawn Treader Sails Past Depp, Jolie

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sailed to a first place finish this weekend despite a lackluster start. The latest C.S. Lewis adaptation – which was produced for an estimated $145 million – earned only $24 million in domestic sales. That figure is $31 million less than Prince Caspian’s debut and approximately $41 million below The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’s premiere.

Landing into second place was The Tourist, which rang in a disappointing $16.5 million. Although the film boasted two big A-list stars (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie), the thriller turned in Depp’s smallest open for a wide release since 1999’s The Astronaut’s Wife.

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Box Office Breakdown: Tangled Climbs Above Potter

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You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.

Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.

Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.

The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Deathly Hallows Avoids Getting Tangled

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Tangled's tresses weren't quite long enough to get past the Deathly Hallows last weekend.

Despite a $48.8 million debut ($68.7 million since Wednesday), Disney's latest animated feature found itself in a tight race. The film starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi landed firmly into second place -- approximately $300,000 shy of two-time winner Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Burlesque, featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher, rang up $11.9 million in ticket sales and a fourth-place finish. Although that figure isn't exactly something to brag about, it does represent Cher's biggest opening to date.

Promises of nudity couldn't get Love and Other Drugs into the Top 5. The Anne Hathaway/Jake Gyllenhaal movie earned less than $10 million and a sixth place debut. Meanwhile, Faster -- starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton -- grossed $8.5 million for seventh place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Harry Potter Breaks Franchise Record

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set a new record for the franchise this weekend – without the help of any 3-D prices.

The penultimate film in the series took in a magical $125 million, beating the previous mark set by 2005’s Goblet of Fire (which debuted to $102.7 million). The movie, which more than doubled what the other Top 10 entries did combined, also found itself ranked sixth on the all-time openers list.

In comparison, Paul Haggis’ did about 5% of what Harry Potter accomplished. That’s the smallest open for Russell Crowe since 2006’s A Good Year.

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In Theaters This Weekend: November 19, 2010

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13): starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint (directed by David Yates)
  • The Next Three Days (PG-13): starring Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks (directed by Paul Haggis)
  • Guzaarish* (NR): starring Aishwarya Rai Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Nafisa Ali (directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
  • Heartless* (NR): starring Jim Sturgess, Noel Clarke, Clemence Poesy (directed by Philip Ridley)

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Harry Potter: Sneak Peeks, Behind-the-Scenes and More

 


In the video above, you’ll see a clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, wherein the Ministry of Magic is assuring the wizarding world that everything is safe and secure. But can they be believed?

Check out some behind-the-scenes footage after the jump to find out what happens next ...

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New Harry Potter Movie Scene Released

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Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows won’t come to the theaters until November 19, but you can get a glimpse of it right now.

Hero Complex has exclusive video of a scene from the movie titled “No One Else Is Going to Die For Me.” Sounds pretty dramatic!

Visit the Los Angeles Times to watch the scene.

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No 3D Launch for Harry Potter’s Part 1


Sorry, 3D fans, you’ll just have the view Harry Potter the old-fashioned way…for now. will be released only in 2D.

It turns out the 3D version of the film won’t be ready in time for the worldwide release date.

The successful film franchise isn’t likely to lose any fans over the disappointing change, though the 3D aspect of the film has been greatly hyped in all the trailers.

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VIDEO: New Deathly Hallows Trailer Unveiled


The first installment of the films, scheduled for release on November 19, is looking better and better.

Don’t believe us? Watch the video above and see the new trailer for the movie. Want ominous? Dangerous? Scary? This one’s got it all.

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New Photos From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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New pictures from the upcoming movie are here, and we’ve got them!

Above, you’ll see a still of Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) casting a spell. We don’t know which one or at whom, but we’ve got a bad feeling about it! To see more stills (much less frightening), follow the jump.

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