After falling behind Disney's Tangled over the weekend, Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I returned to the top of the daily box office on Monday. In the ongoing battle between the two films, Deathly Hallows: Part I is performing better during the midweek thanks in part to skewing older than Tangled. Deathly Hallows: Part I grossed $1.14 million for the day, which was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 51 percent from last Monday. The fantasy sequel has grossed $245.66 million through 18 days of release and is set to clear the $250 million mark on Friday.
Tangled followed closely behind with a second place finish of $1.05 million. The big-budget computer animated film trailed Harry Potter by just $88,712 for the day. The two films were close enough yesterday that they could switch places yet again as the midweek plays out. Tangled was down 84 percent from Sunday and down 41 percent from last Monday. The film's 13-day total stands at $97.62 million, placing it 38 percent ahead of the pace of 2007's Enchanted. Tangled will reach the $100 million milestone on either Wednesday or Thursday.
Sony's Burlesque took third place with $0.52 million. The Screen Gems musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera was down 67 percent from Sunday and down 40 percent from last Monday. Burlesque has grossed $27.51 million through 13 days, which is in line with pre-release expectations. Burlesque is currently running 15 percent ahead of the pace of 2005's Rent and is on course to finish its domestic run in the area of $35 million to $40 million.
Love and Other Drugs was also down 67 percent from Sunday to claim fourth place with $0.44 million. The Fox release starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway is still holding up well as it was down 37 percent from last Monday. Love and Other Drugs has grossed $23.02 million through 13 days, placing it 16 percent behind Burlesque over the same timeframe.
Fox Searchlight's Black Swan continued its very impressive start with another strong showing on Monday. The Darren Aronofsky directed film broke into the top ten yesterday with $210,708 from just 18 locations. Black Swan fell only 57 percent from Sunday and earned a massive per-location average of $11,706 for the day. Black Swan has grossed $1.65 million in its first four days of platform release.