>Australian Box Office: Potty for Potter

>How about that? Who would have thought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One would top the box office for the third week in a row? Oh, you did … well done. For the weekend December 2 – 5 your top 10 movies are *drum roll*…

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [599 screens / $5,620]
WKND = $3,366,604 / TOTAL = $31,238,023

2. Due Date [295 screens / $6,072]
WKND = $1,791,147 / TOTAL = $5,671,241

3. Megamind [345 screens / $2,311]
WKND = $797,182 / TOTAL = $797,182

4. Devil [147 screens / $3,317]
WKND = $487,541 / TOTAL = $487,541

5. Fair Game [137 screens / $3,449]
WKND = $472,546 / TOTAL = $1,361,056

6. The Social Network [122 screens / $2,471]
WKND = $301,519 / TOTAL = $10,807,747

7. Jackass 3D [112 screens / $2,207]
WKND = $247,133 / TOTAL = $9,639,935

8. The Last Exorcism[148 screens / $1,584]
WKND = $234,428 / TOTAL = $918,923

9. RED [113 screens / $1,469]
WKND = $166,044 / TOTAL = $7,645,589

10. Red Hill [60 screens / $1,076]
WKND = $64,553 / TOTAL = $243, 141

It was a bit of a disappointing week at the box office; Harry Potter was down 50% from last week and Due Date has hung in at number two, but the big surprise is Megamind blasting his way into number three. Megamind doesn’t officially open until December 9th but the weekend’s preview screenings have seen it take in close to $1 million already.

Surprisingly, Aussie Western thriller Red Hill has snuck into the top 10, knocking out Wild Target which has been a stable on the list for weeks. The usual suspects Jackass 3D and The Social Network still hold top 10 places, but not for long.

Sci-fi flick Skyline has plummeted to number 18 sitting just above newcomer Copacabana, a delightful French comedy. Independent films Winter’s Bone and Monsters are still posting steady but modest takings but will the recent win and nominations for Winter’s Bone see a renewed interest come its DVD release?

With only one film opening this coming weekend we can expect similar box office results next week but with Christmas just around the corner and the Boxing Day onslaught of new films, we should see a much needed shake up of the Top 10 soon.

To see the top 20 films at the Australian box office, head on over to Urban Cinefile.

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