BOX OFFICE: ‘Potter’ tops ‘Tangled’

Posted by · 12:28 pm · November 28th, 2010

“Megamind” held pretty well for a fourth weekend, though of course it would given the holiday.  “The Social Network,” meanwhile, crossed $90 million, which ought to be considered a big deal for a talky fall drama with no movie stars.  “127 Hours” added nearly 200 screens and almost pushed into the top 10, while “Love & Other Drugs” opened to a soft $14 million for the five-day.  “Tangled” did close to $70 million for the five-day.

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  • 1 11-28-2010 at 12:32 pm

    Loyal said...

    The story of the weekend is probably The King’s Speech and it’s 87k PTA, the best of 2010.

    127 Hours appears to be struggling somewhat. Personally I thought the appeal of “James Franco in that movie where that dude cuts off his own arm” would be winning over the cool kid crowd. Apparently not.

  • 2 11-28-2010 at 12:49 pm

    Matt King said...

    I finally caught up with 127 Hours this weekend, and I liked it, but there were some problems with Boyle’s slightly gimmicky visual style. Those split screens got annoying quite quickly. But overall, I thought it was good. James Franco is definitely phenomenal in it. Just unbelievable performance from him.

  • 3 11-28-2010 at 1:01 pm

    Rashad said...

    Boyle ruins the movie.

    Glad to see Unstoppable picking up steam. (heh)

  • 4 11-28-2010 at 1:24 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I watched 127 Hours on screener again this weekend and I feel like the middle hour is soild. It starts off real rocky (no pun intended) and then, despite trying for emotion, kind of peters out in the end. My take, anyway.

  • 5 11-28-2010 at 1:33 pm

    Estefan said...

    How is nobody talking about Tangled’s success story? This is probably going to be Disney Animation’s biggest hit since Tarzan. And their first film to make over $200 million domestically since The Lion King.

    That’s a pretty big deal. And need I mention its A+ Cinemascore. It’s got the animated feature nomination in the bag now.

  • 6 11-28-2010 at 1:38 pm

    forts said...

    Tangled pretty much blew me away with its box office take… Even with 3D it still did alot better than I expected… Couldn’t be more worth it since it’s really top quality… Hope it continues on like this

    King’s Speech was expected to do amazing since it’s the front runner

  • 7 11-28-2010 at 1:45 pm

    Mitchell said...

    Kris- Doesn’t Justin Timberlake count as a star?

  • 8 11-28-2010 at 1:48 pm

    Loyal said...

    By the end of 127 Hours, I was in tears. But I also have a personal connection to the material which I’m sure accounts for my reaction.

    Estefan, I’m not as enthusiastic about Tangled’s box office mainly because the film was so expensive to make, reports put it at 260m which includes 6 years of development.

  • 9 11-28-2010 at 1:55 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Mitchell: Not really, not in this medium. After all, Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan didn’t exactly light it up at the box office.

  • 10 11-28-2010 at 1:55 pm

    JJ1 said...

    Just back from ‘Tangled’. Gotta say, while I’m very, very happy for it’s 5-day success, I was not wowed by the movie.

    Other than the beautiful (duh) animation, the horse, the chameleon, the lantern song (and scene), and the last 3 minutes or so … I found myself consistently underwhelmed by the actual story.


  • 11 11-28-2010 at 2:22 pm

    red_wine said...

    260 is a shocking figure. I doubt it was as much since the movie was reportedly fast tracked and brought in under 18 months.

    If the budget is 260, we should simply declare the film a failure right out of the gate, Tangled is no Avatar. 260 million for a family animated musical is nuts!

    Maybe Chad can enlighten us about the budget.

  • 12 11-28-2010 at 2:30 pm

    Speaking English said...

    I saw “Tangled,” and it far exceeded my expectations. LOVED it, and almost cried numerous times because of how moving it was. And can any other studio’s animated films match the comedic timing and emotional beats of a Disney film? I don’t think so. The voice work, and the writing here, is top-notch.

  • 13 11-28-2010 at 2:33 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    The budget is such because it’s been in development for six years, has had several rewrites, a director-change, and a couple of significant stylistic changes while in development (at one point, it was going to be a traditional 2D movie). However, there were several new technological innovations made for the film such as the way hair is rendered and, as I recall, a computer program that made the CGI look more paintlike or something like that. Those can be seen as a sort of investment and I’m sure Disney will license the software to other animation studios for some money.

  • 14 11-28-2010 at 2:42 pm

    Graysmith said...


    I’d agree if not for the fact that we’re talking about an animated Disney film that is looking like their most successful in a long time.. That’ll translate not only into box office gross but toy sales and all other kinds of merchandising that the kids will scream, shout and demand to have. It’ll no doubt be very profitable for Disney, whether its budget is $260m or not.

  • 15 11-28-2010 at 2:44 pm

    Graysmith said...

    The King’s Speech’s $87,000/theater is certainly the standout of the weekend. Pretty damn impressive, even if it’s inflated by Black Friday. It’s curious though, I wasn’t even really aware until just this week that it was coming out, it still feels like it’s flying below the radar of the masses even if it’s debut weekend tells otherwise.

  • 16 11-28-2010 at 4:17 pm

    Angry Shark said...

    Tangled is really cute, and deserves the success it’s getting. Not GREAT FILMMAKING, but a really charming crowd-pleaser.

  • 17 11-28-2010 at 4:23 pm

    tony rock said...

    We’ll see how King’s Speech expands. Its mainstream marketing has been less than stellar.

  • 18 11-28-2010 at 4:32 pm

    Bill_the_Bear said...

    How fast is “The King’s Speech” expanding? It doesn’t even make it into a medium-large city such as Montréal until 10 December.

  • 19 11-29-2010 at 2:29 am

    Voland said...

    Merchandise for Tangled will be huge, no matter if the actual budget was 260M, 500M or even more.

  • 20 11-29-2010 at 7:19 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host the Oscars via DHD? Especially strange for Franco as a prime contender for an award.

  • 21 11-29-2010 at 8:15 am

    Missy said...

    Wow, Love & Other Drugs BOMBED.

  • 22 11-29-2010 at 8:36 am

    JJ1 said...

    Anyone know LAOD’s budget to see if it really bombed?

    I was definitely scratchin’ my head during the podcast when Anne kept saying how big of a hit it was.