Deathly Hallows Part 1 Marks Franchise Opening Record

Warner Bros.' HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 has marked a record opening weekend haul for the venerable franchise.

Warner Bros.' HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 has marked a record opening weekend haul for the venerable franchise. With vfx from Baseblack, Cinesite, Double Negative, Framestore, Gradient Effects, Industrial Light & Magic, Mova, The Moving Picture Company, Rising Sun Pictures and The Visual Effects Company, the seventh film in the series earned $125.1 million in its opening weekend, Nov. 19-21, 2010.

DreamWorks' MEGAMIND slipped to second, flying in with another $16.2 million. The superhero spoof has rounded up $109.5 million to date.

Fox's UNSTOPPABLE crashed into third with $13.1 million. With vfx from Asylum VFX, Eye-Spy Prods. and Hirota Paint Industries, the runaway train film has a cume of $42 million.

Warner Bros.' DUE DATE road into fourth with an additional $9.15 million. With visual effects from Method Studios, the Robert Downey Jr. comedy has brought in $72.7 million thus far.

Lionsgate's THE NEXT THREE DAYS debuted in fifth with $6.75 million. Asylum VFX, Furious FX and Proof provided visual effects.

Paramount's MORNING GLORY reports from sixth place with $5.23 million, lifting its cume to $19.9 million.

Universal's SKYLINE abducted the seventh slot with $3.43 million. With vfx from Hydraulx, the alien invasion flick has earned $17.6 million so far.

In eighth, Summit's RED shot up $2.47 million. With vfx from CIS Vancouver, the aging assassins flick has a cume of $83.6 million.

Lionsgate's FOR COLORED GIRLS made another $2.4 million, bringing its cume to $34.5 million.

Closing out the top ten was Summit's FAIR GAME, which expanded this weekend. With vfx from Dive and Space Monkey, the Valerie Plame thriller brought in another $1.47 million to add to its $3.74 million cume.

Box office numbers were obtained on boxofficemojo.com.

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