Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I led the way at the box office once again on Monday. The seventh installment of Warner's fantasy franchise has now led the daily box office for ten of the past eleven days (it trailed Disney's Tangled on Sunday). Deathly Hallows: Part I grossed $2.34 million for the day, which was down 75 percent from Sunday. That represented a stronger daily hold than the 79 percent 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire fell on the Monday after Thanksgiving, but the daily gross itself was 4 percent weaker than the $2.44 million Goblet of Fire grossed on that day. With an eleven-day gross of $221.40 million, Deathly Hallows: Part I is running 9 percent ahead of the pace of Goblet of Fire, but that lead continues to shrink.
Tangled took second place on Monday with $1.77 million. The computer animated film was down 83 percent from Sunday, which was essentially on par with the 82 percent 2007's Enchanted fell on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Tangled surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed a better than expected $70.48 million through just six days of release. That places Tangled an impressive 40 percent ahead of Enchanted at the same point in its run. With the aid of terrific word of mouth and higher 3D ticket prices, look for Tangled to hold up very well going forward.
Sony's Burlesque finished in third with $0.88 million. The musical from Screen Gems starring Cher and Christina Aguilera was down 68 percent from Sunday. Burlesque has grossed $18.18 million through six days, placing it 2.5 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's Rent. Though their six-day grosses are similar, Burlesque is holding up much stronger than Rent did in its initial days (the first-Monday gross for Burlesque was 49 percent stronger than that of Rent). Burlesque is set to clear the $20 million mark on either Wednesday or Thursday.
Love and Other Drugs claimed fourth place with $0.70 million. The Fox release starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway was down 66 percent from Sunday, which marked one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. Love and Other Drugs is performing towards the lower end of pre-release expectations with a six-day start of $14.60 million. Much like Burlesque, Love and Other Drugs is showing early signs that suggest it could hold up better than usual for a Thanksgiving release.
CBS Film's Faster rounded out Monday's top five with $0.60 million. The modestly budgeted action film starring Dwayne Johnson was down 67 percent from Sunday. Faster has grossed $12.60 million through six days, which is slightly below expectations and places the film 34 percent behind the pace of 2008's Transporter 3.
The King's Speech continued its impressive platform launch with $34,416 from four locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Oscar hopeful for Best Picture from The Weinstein Company was down 67 percent from Sunday and registered a per-location average of $8,604 for the day. With a four-day start of $389,866, The King's Speech is running 34 percent ahead of Fox Searchlight's 127 Hours at the same point in its run. 127 Hours grossed $133,312 from 293 locations on Monday and has now grossed $4.55 million to date.