Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I led the way on Thursday in what should be its last day at the top of the box office.

‘Harry Potter’ #1, ‘Tangled’ Reaches $100 Million

on December 10, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I rounded out its third week in theaters with another slim first place finish over Disney's Tangled on Thursday. The fantasy sequel grossed $1.12 million, which outpaced Tangled by $30,317 for the day. Deathly Hallows: Part I was down 1 percent from Wednesday and down 41 percent from last Thursday. While Deathly Hallows: Part I topped Tangled during the midweek, it had to settle for second place over the week as a whole with $21.69 million. The film has grossed $249.19 million in 21 days, placing it 6.6 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Tangled remained in a close second place with $1.09 million and reached the $100 million milestone in the process. It took Tangled 16 days to reach the $100 million milestone and the film has now grossed $101.06 million to date. The big-budget computer animated film was unchanged from Wednesday and down a healthy 24 percent from last Thursday. Tangled claimed first place for the week with $26.10 million, which was down 53 percent from the previous frame. Tangled is currently running 38 percent ahead of the pace of 2007's Enchanted.

Sony's Burlesque and Fox's Love and Other Drugs continued to occupy third and fourth place respectively. Burlesque was down 2 percent from Wednesday to gross $0.57 million, while Love and Other Drugs was up 3 percent from Wednesday with $0.52 million. For the week Burlesque finished in third with $8.52 million and Love and Other Drugs took fifth with $7.73 million. Through 16 days of release Burlesque is performing 19 percent stronger than Love and Other Drugs, though it also had the larger price tag of the two.

Black Swan continued to occupy tenth place for the day with $201,933. The Darren Aronofsky directed film from Fox Searchlight was down 5 percent from Wednesday. For the week Black Swan grossed a very impressive $2.28 million from just 18 locations. That was 43 percent stronger than the one-week platform start of last year's Up in the Air. Black Swan will look to build momentum in a big way this weekend as it opens in an additional 72 locations today to bring its location count to 90.

On the other end of the spectrum this week was The Warrior's Way. The action film from Relativity finished in eleventh on Thursday with $201,185, which was down 4 percent from Wednesday. For the week The Warrior's Way finished with only $3.98 million from 1,622 locations. That was slightly below the film's already low pre-release expectations. The week after Thanksgiving is typically a poor frame for new films in wide release and this year was clearly no exception with the performance of The Warrior's Way.

Tags: The Warrior's Way, Black Swan, Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque, Tangled, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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