`Tangled' closes in on `Potter' at box office

A fairy-tale princess gave young wizard Harry Potter a run for his money at the weekend box office.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million, closely followed by the animated musical Tangled with $49.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Three other new wide releases had so-so openings, led by Burlesque at No. 4 with $11.8 million for the weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, $50.3 million.

2. Tangled, $49.1 million.

3. Megamind, $12.9 million.

4. Burlesque, $11.8 million.

5. Unstoppable, $11.75 million.

6. Love & Other Drugs, $9.9 million.

7. Faster, $8.7 million.

8. Due Date, $7.3 million.

9. The Next Three Days, $4.8 million.

10. Morning Glory, $4 million.


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