Magical $125.1 M Debut for "Harry Potter!" Biggest Opening for the Franchise! 


The film about the boy who lived was alive and well at the box-office. The first part of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" conjured up $125.1 million at the box-office making it the biggest opening for the franchise, and the sixth biggest opening weekend of all time! (Check out my review of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" right here)

Billed as the beginning of the end of the series, "Deathly Hallows Part 1" beat previous "Potter" record holder, 2005's" "Goblet of Fire" which opened with $102.7 million.

While "Deathly Hallows Part 1" was not a full movie with a proper ending, we could foresee that Part 2, with its explosive conclusion, would set a new box-office record once it unspools in theaters July 15, 2011.

The box-office champ for the last two weekends, DreamWorks Animation's "Megamind," fell to No. 2 with $16.2 million. With its box-office total of $109.5 million, "Megamind" is the first blockbuster of the 2010 holiday movie season.

Meanwhile the runaway train action-thriller, "Unstoppable," fell to No. 3 with $13.1 million. So far, the Denzel Washington film has made $42 million since its release.

A new movie brave enough to face "Harry Potter" at the box-office was Lionsgate's "The Next Three Days" starring Russell Crowe which debuted at No. 5 with $6.75 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box Office Films for weekend of Nov. 19:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (PG-13) -- $125.1 M
2. Megamind (PG) -- $16.2 M
3. Unstoppable (PG-13) -- $13.1 M
4 Due Date (R) -- $9.2 M
5 The Next Three Days (PG-13) -- $6.8 M
6 Morning Glory (PG-13) -- $5.2 M
7 Skyline (PG-13) -- $3.4 M
8 RED (PG-13) -- $2.5 M
9 For Colored Girls (R) -- $2.4 M
10 Fair Game (PG-13) -- $1.5 M

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