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Weekend Box Office: A Tight Race But Harry Potter Holds On

(Credit / AP)

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(CBS) – Make it two in a row for the Boy Wizard but not by much.
 
The blockbuster sequel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, earned an estimated $50 million and finished in first place at the box office for a second straight weekend. However, the debuting animated attraction Tangled, was a very close second with a robust $49 million.
 
The three other new mainstream releases also finished in the top ten.
 
Burlesque, the debuting musical drama with Cher and Christina Aguilera, was fourth with $12 million.  The comedy-drama Love & Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway was sixth with $10 million. The new action thriller Faster, starring Dwayne ‘The-Rock-No-More’ Johnson, took in $9 million which was good for seventh.
 
Overall it was a healthy Thanksgiving weekend with industry totals at about the same impressive level as the counterpart weekend last year.

Reported by: Bill Wine, KYW Newsradio