More Magic For Potter At The Box Office
Reported by Jay Cochran - 09:44 PM 2007.07.15
HARRY POTTER still knows how to weave a spell on the U.S. box office - the fifth movie in the magical family franchise has conjured up $77.4 million (£38.7 million) to debut at the top of the American movie charts.
Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix has grossed $140 million (£70 million) in America since opening on Wednesday (11Jul07). The movie has also taken in $190.3 million (£95 million) around the rest of the world in five days.
The Order of the Phoenix looks set to become the most successful Potter film to date after grossing more business in five days than each of the first three movies did in their first full week, and almost matching the $146 million (£73 million) first-week total of the last Harry Potter release, The Goblet of Fire."
Last week's blockbuster Transformers slipped to two with an impressive $36 million (£18 million) second weekend tally, giving the Michael Bay action film a 10-day total of $223 million (£111.5 million).
But the news wasn't so good for Elisha Cuthbert's new gory horror film Captivity, which missed out on a place in the new box office top 10 with a dire $1.55 million (£775,000).