Box Office Roundup: Nov 21st 2010
Published: November 21, 2010 - 8:27pm
The final tally of the top five films in theaters this weekend: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Megamind, Unstoppable, Due Date and The Next Three Days.
#1 Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Without the guidance and protection of their professors, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) begin a mission to destroy the Horcruxes, the sources of Voldemort's immortality. Though they must rely on one another more than ever, dark forces threaten to tear them apart. Voldemort's Death Eaters have seized control of the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts, and they are searching for Harry -- even as he and his friends prepare for the ultimate showdown.
Opening weekend gross $125.1 million
Average of $30,332 across 4,125 theaters
Starring: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.
Weekend gross $16.2 million / 3rd weekend in theaters
Average of $4,280 across 3,779 theaters
-44.45% drop / $109.5 million gross to date
(20th Century Fox)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson
Denzel Washington and Star Trek's Chris Pine star in this action thriller from director Tony Scott. The plot surrounds two locomotive operators who team up to stop a runaway train filled with explosives.
Weekend gross $13.1 million / 2nd weekend in theaters
Average of $4,082 across 3,209 theaters
-42.26% drop / $41.96 million gross to date
#4 Due Date
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jaimie Foxx
Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) must get to LA in five days to be at the birth of his firstborn. He is about to fly home from Atlanta when his luggage and wallet are stolen, and he is put on the "no-fly" list. Desperate to get home Peter is forced to accept the offer of Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) to hitch a ride with him cross-country. Peter is about to go on a terrifying and agonizing journey of his life.
Weekend gross $9.2 million / 3rd weekend in theaters
Average of $2,834 across 3,229 theaters
-40.66% drop / $72.7 million gross to date
#5 The Next Three Days
Starring: Russel Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson
Life for John and Lara Brennan (Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks) is miserable after she is convicted of a murder she says she did not commit. Three years later while struggling with the demands of work and raising his son alone, John is still trying to establish her innocence. When her final appeal is rejected, Lara becomes suicidal, forcing John to exercise the only option he has left: Break her out of prison.
Opening weekend gross $6.8 million
Average of $2,633 across 2,564 theaters