Weekend Box Office Recap

The new Harry Potter movie cleared an amazing $79 million for its opening weekend, hitting a projected 5 day total of $159.7 million - a new record for the franchise.

Meanwhile, Bruno drops an equally astounding 72% falling to 4th place behind Transformers 2 and Ice Age 3. This is the worst second weekend drop of any movie released this year.

And for some reason, "The Hangover" actually moved up a position from the previous week to 5th place. Its been in the box office for over 40 days and has made $235 million. In other words, expect more movies like this very soon.

Here's the top ten for the weekend:

1 (new) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $79,475,000
2 (2) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $17,700,000
3 (3) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $13,750,000
4 (1) BrĂ¼no $8,373,565
5 (6) The Hangover $8,315,000
6 (5) The Proposal $8,294,000
7 (4) Public Enemies $7,592,330
8 (8) Up $3,147,000
9 (9) My Sister's Keeper $2,825,000
10 (7) I Love You, Beth Cooper $2,665,000

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