Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 dominated the weekend box office, hauling in $125 million.The film was also a massive hit worldwide, bringing in another $200 million overseas, for a debut weekend of more than $300 million. Look for the film to hold up very well over Thanksgiving Break; the latest installment could unseat the original as the highest grossing film in the series. That film took $318 million total in the US.
The debut is also the highest weekend debut in the film series; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the last film to debut on a friday, and took slightly more than $100 million in its first weekend.
The rest of the films in did middling business; Megamind had a mild decline and kept up steady business. The only other new film at the box office was The Next Three Days, which stumbled out of the gate.
The Weekend Top 10
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: $125 million, NEW
2. Megamind: $16.1 million, $109.4 million
3. Unstoppable: $13.1 million, $42 million
4. Due Date: $9.1 million, $72.6 million
5. The Next Three Days: $6.7 million, NEW
6. Morning Glory: $5.2 million, $19.8 million
7. Skyline: $3.4 million, $17.6 million
8. Red: $2.4 million, $83.5 million
9. For Colored Girls: $2.4 million, $34.5 million
10. Secretariat: $.9 million, $56.3 million