Sunday, December 5, 2010


Still from Tangled 3-D
It was a tight finish at the Box Office this weekend with Disney's Tangled 3-D coming out on-top, a rarity in that it debuted at number two Thanksgiving Weekend behind Warner Bros.' Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.  The updated spin on The Brothers Grimm's Rapunzel brought in $21.5 million from 3,603 theatres.  Harry Potter's latest installment continues to go strong in its third week of release, with $16.7 million from 4,125 theatres.

Surprisingly, Burlesque also experienced a bit of a spike, landing in third spot this weekend with $6.3 million, bringing its total to $27 million for Sony Screen Gems.   Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal's Love and Other Drugs in its second week brought in $6 million, good enough to place it in fifth spot.

Due Date in its fifth week is hanging tough in seventh spot this weekend, bringing in $4.1 million, bringing its total gross just past the $90 million mark domestically - a profitable venture for its studio.

The only other debut in this weekend's Top Ten was Relativity Media's The Warrior's Way which brought in $2.6 million from 1,622 theatres.

All eyes however, are on the big Oscar contenders which are still bubbling-under in Limited Release.  Fox Searchlight has a strong pair in 127 Hours and Black Swan.  The former brought in a decent $500,000 from 433 theatres, although the real success story for the studio is the latter, which from only 18 theatres earned $1.4 million.  Meanwhile The Weinstein Co.'s Best Picture candidate The King's Speech earned $85,000 from a paltry six theatres, enough to keep that buzz afloat.  And after a prolonged wait, Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's Gay-themed Romantic Comedy I Love Your, Phillip Morris finally surfaced in six theatres with $30,000 earned.

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