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Families didn’t just gather around the turkey on Thanksgiving day — a lot of them also headed off to the movies, where family fare fared best.
Warners’ penultimate Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 dominated the day, collecting an estimated $11.5 million in North America. By the end of its first seven days, its domestic total stood at $170 million.
Tangled, Disney’s newest animated fairytale, also found a receptive audience. The PG-rated movie, directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, took in something north of $8 million on its second day of release.
And Megamind, Paramount¹s release of the newest 3D toon from DreamWorks, took the fifth slot for the day, collecting about $2 million as it ended its third week in theaters with more than $115 million in its account.
Meanwhile, Fox¹s runaway train movie Unstoppable held its own among several newcomers as it took in $2.5 million.
Sony¹s new PG-13 rated musical Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera and directed by Steve Antin, also did about $2.5 million for the day.
Fox’ R-rated rom-com Love and Other Drugs, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, and directed by Edward Zwick, collected $1.9 million, which put it in the sixth place spot.
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