Tangled is expected to make close to $65 million over the course of its five-day holiday weekend. That is impressive, but the numbers won't be high enough to beat the Hogwarts juggernaut Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, which actually won the Wednesday box office with $14.4 million. It is expected to make more than $90 million over the course of its five-day weekend. That would bring its total box office grosses to date up to $230 million.
Adults aren't flocking to the theater without their kids in tow this Thanksgiving. The three big releases aimed at folks over ten didn't fare too well. Burlesque took the third spot on Wednesday, earning only $2.8 million. It is expected to round out its five-day opening with just $17.8 million. Love and Other Drugs was at number five with $2.1 million, vying for a total weekend gross of $15.1 million. And Dwayne Johnson's R-rated return to action got decimated, bringing in only $1.6 million on Wednesday, for a total five-day gross of $9.4 million, if its lucky.
We'll have full weekend box office numbers for you on Monday.
Tangled was released November 24th, 2010 and stars Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ronny Pearlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Paul F. Tompkins. The film is directed by Nathan Greno, Byron Howard.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 was released November 19th, 2010 and stars Bill Nighy, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Harry Melling, Daniel Radcliffe, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, Rupert Grint. The film is directed by David Yates.
Burlesque was released November 24th, 2010 and stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane, Peter Gallagher. The film is directed by Steve Antin.
Love and Other Drugs was released November 24th, 2010 and stars Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Judy Greer, Jaimie Alexander, Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Macht, George Segal. The film is directed by Edward Zwick.