WB Gives Thanks for Potter's Magical Holiday Weekend

by | November 28, 2005 | Comments

Proving that not even a big handful of new releases can not keep a good wizard down, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" continued its impressive box office ways, handily dominating the holiday box office and remaining #1 for a second consecutive weekend.

Seems like a whole bunch of people decided to take in Harry Potter’s fourth adventure once all the turkey was tasted and the stuffing was stuffed. The resoundingly popular "Goblet of Fire" conjured up a $55 million 3-day weekend, which puts its total tally in the immediate neighborhood of $201 million … in less than two weeks!

Second place went to the well-attended Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," which added another $19.7 to its $54.7 million bankroll, thereby proving that, yes, grown-ups sometimes do go the movie without the tots in tow.

The most successful newcomer this past weekend was the family comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours," which made just about $17.5 from 3,200 theaters, while Disney’s "Chicken Little" continued its impressive hold in the henhouse: It added another $12.4 million to its $118 million nest egg.

Rounding out the top 5 was the long-awaited movie version of Jonathan Larsen’s "Rent," which sang for $10.7 million from 2,400 screens. (Throw Wednesday and Thursday into the equation and that’s about $18 million in "Rent" money.)

Other new arrivals fared as either "not bad" or "downright painful." New Line’s "Just Friends" pulled in $9.2 million from 2,500 theaters, which covers the "not bad." As for the "downright painful," we have Lion’s Gate’s "In the Mix," which made $4.5 million from 1,600 theaters, and Focus Features’ "The Ice Harvest," which made $3.8 million from 1,500.

The upcoming weekend gives the current flicks a fair shot to battle it out, since the only new wide release is the Charlize Theron sci-fi action flick "Aeon Flux," a flick that seems unlikely to unseat Master Potter from his Money Throne.

For a closer look at the holiday numbers, stop by and poke around at the Rotten Tomatoes Box Office Page.

Tag Cloud

Trailer Vudu ABC Signature italian Wes Anderson movies rom-coms comics Marvel Television indiana jones Grammys Food Network 2019 Spike Election First Look Teen canceled video dramedy cops disaster black Sci-Fi blockbusters halloween crossover TruTV Emmys romantic comedy psycho FOX Podcast TV classics Warner Bros. GIFs science fiction GLAAD superhero MCU Amazon Prime Video TV One rotten movies we love high school documentaries Logo 72 Emmy Awards HBO Max game of thrones versus Emmy Nominations 45 series Pirates stoner Tubi Musicals Tomatazos MSNBC AMC spanish christmas movies Bravo Lucasfilm Rocky PaleyFest kids Baby Yoda live action talk show heist movie Cannes concert political drama japan Marvel screenings HBO Go adventure Mary Poppins Returns historical drama free movies pirates of the caribbean natural history crime thriller monster movies BET rotten WGN spy thriller zombie New York Comic Con CW Seed TCA Awards CBS halloween tv Christmas films Columbia Pictures Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt boxing children's TV Amazon Prime Showtime PlayStation godzilla psychological thriller Oscars dceu superman streaming movies Spring TV Infographic adaptation Horror Mary Tyler Moore Comic Book See It Skip It zero dark thirty Legendary ghosts SDCC Sony Pictures anime Chilling Adventures of Sabrina nfl Black History Month based on movie australia Nat Geo BAFTA festivals The Walt Disney Company jurassic park die hard jamie lee curtis Chernobyl new star wars movies Fox News Disney Plus Shudder TNT Holidays 2017 Dark Horse Comics nature The Witch zombies Image Comics golden globes Winners worst movies name the review Syfy reboot Trivia comiccon PBS casting Biopics 2020 RT History sequel documentary asian-american hollywood vampires award winner Pacific Islander Endgame Tumblr Tokyo Olympics lord of the rings Quiz anthology sag awards cartoon telelvision YouTube ESPN National Geographic Nickelodeon mission: impossible Video Games canceled TV shows Schedule YA sequels Pride Month Toys richard e. Grant Tarantino Discovery Channel 21st Century Fox Country what to watch sports Film green book space LGBT The Academy serial killer The Purge stop motion laika Animation ITV Comic-Con@Home 2021 Ellie Kemper Classic Film Peacock Summer football CMT Premiere Dates crime a nightmare on elm street Sneak Peek VOD social media justice league Sundance TV Rocketman robots 90s deadpool nbcuniversal TCA 2017 99% latino SundanceTV book miniseries 4/20 slashers Exclusive Video Elton John hist Captain marvel NBA Rock 007 BBC cooking docuseries Song of Ice and Fire theme song japanese discovery 24 frames kaiju romance razzies YouTube Premium DGA olympics Funimation boxoffice franchise Countdown independent San Diego Comic-Con Creative Arts Emmys History composers Avengers Mindy Kaling Martial Arts supernatural chucky Brie Larson Alien venice aliens ViacomCBS 2018 Winter TV target First Reviews Fantasy Film Festival BET Awards toy story Box Office Calendar Masterpiece saw adenture spain Netflix aapi werewolf Interview Cartoon Network technology scary movies TBS singing competition FXX witnail spider-man renewed TV shows Amazon Studios Hallmark Esquire TLC comedies 2016 TCA A24 Set visit scorecard cinemax Disney TV renewals know your critic Fox Searchlight 1990s popular Netflix Christmas movies child's play TCM HBO The Arrangement finale cats all-time Turner Classic Movies Photos 20th Century Fox WarnerMedia king kong Arrowverse Superheroes Marathons fresh VH1 Travel Channel medical drama game show Extras legend Musical ID BBC One Fall TV teaser quibi dc X-Men biography Reality Competition revenge A&E criterion Epix true crime Paramount Plus Turner LGBTQ Anna Paquin Acorn TV cancelled television james bond Kids & Family DC Comics harry potter Cosplay Mystery critics 2021 Star Trek 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Disney+ Disney Plus dragons Best and Worst twilight 2015 festival Superheroe Heroines Spectrum Originals Sundance Now cars Character Guide television Reality Watching Series Mudbound Awards TV Land police drama book adaptation ratings trailers doctor who emmy awards stand-up comedy animated Action cancelled Black Mirror 93rd Oscars American Society of Cinematographers OneApp dogs strong female leads movie DC Universe Polls and Games Walt Disney Pictures archives Shondaland remakes sitcom scene in color Stephen King Pixar politics screen actors guild travel Starz Mary poppins satire Hulu basketball Hallmark Christmas movies Hear Us Out international NBC streaming Rom-Com RT21 Binge Guide Comedy Central Lifetime ABC Family Star Wars blaxploitation Paramount Network DC streaming service directors FX on Hulu toronto Music facebook Writers Guild of America transformers suspense war IFC Films Universal Drama CBS All Access rt archives golden globe awards cancelled TV series dark diversity Britbox Red Carpet SXSW tv talk parents Broadway APB Apple TV Plus Disney streaming service CNN prank Freeform Family Crackle kong Pop unscripted worst Lionsgate The Walking Dead cults fast and furious mutant Television Critics Association best El Rey VICE Pop TV Apple TV+ spanish language E3 Super Bowl Disney Channel Certified Fresh docudrama YouTube Red Thanksgiving 71st Emmy Awards mockumentary comic TIFF news new york Pet Sematary Apple Crunchyroll cancelled TV shows Comedy foreign USA french comic books President Paramount video on demand Women's History Month OWN elevated horror GoT joker Academy Awards Television Academy Year in Review new zealand NYCC Opinion Ghostbusters DirecTV south america universal monsters binge TCA Winter 2020 Lifetime Christmas movies batman marvel cinematic universe spinoff MTV TV movies thriller IFC Comics on TV reviews blockbuster obituary indie women Amazon breaking bad Marvel Studios Holiday Ovation Valentine's Day Adult Swim crime drama period drama E! Sundance BBC America USA Network Trophy Talk The CW hidden camera Nominations ABC Awards Tour Western hispanic FX