It was another day at the top of the box office for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, while Tangled continued to follow closely behind.

‘Harry Potter’ Maintains its Lead over ‘Tangled’

on December 01, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I continued to lead the daily box office on Tuesday with $2.28 million. The latest installment of the fantasy franchise was down 3 percent from Monday and down a massive 78 percent from last Tuesday. Deathly Hallows: Part I has led the daily box office for eleven of the past twelve days, but is extremely likely to fall behind Disney's Tangled once the weekend rolls around (due in part to Tangled being the younger skewing film of the two). Deathly Hallows: Part I has grossed $223.67 million through twelve days and continues to run 9 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Tangled held steady in second place with $1.70 million. The big-budget computer animated film was down 4 percent from Monday. In comparison 2007's Enchanted fell 11 percent on its first Tuesday. Tangled has outpaced expectations in a big way thus far with a seven-day start of $72.17 million; a performance which was greatly needed given the film's enormous price-tag. Tangled is currently running an impressive 40 percent ahead of the pace of Enchanted and appears destined to hold up better than Enchanted did. As mentioned, Tangled should overtake Harry Potter for first place at the box office this weekend.

Sony's Burlesque held up nicely on Tuesday to remain in third with $1.03 million. The musical from Screen Gems was up a healthy 18 percent over Monday. Over the past few years it has been fairly common for musicals to be front-loaded, but Burlesque has been holding up well thus far after getting out of the gate a bit slowly last Wednesday and Thursday. Burlesque has grossed $19.21 million through one week of release and is now running 5 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's Rent.

Love and Other Drugs also experienced a nice Tuesday increase, as the Fox release was up 22 percent over Monday. The film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway grossed $0.86 million for the day to remain in fourth. Love and Other Drugs grossed $15.46 million in its first week in theatres. In addition to benefiting from very solid early word of mouth, both Love and Other Drugs and Burlesque also appear to be benefiting from the initial rush-out for Tangled now being out of the way.

Faster rounded out Tuesday's unchanged top five with $0.68 million. The Dwayne Johnson vehicle from CBS Films was up a solid 12 percent over Monday. Faster has grossed $13.28 million through its first week of release. That is a bit below expectations, but like Love and Other Drugs and Burlesque, Faster has been holding up fairly well so far for a Thanksgiving release aimed at adult audiences.

Tags: Faster, Love and Other Drugs, Burlesque, Tangled, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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