5th Harry Potter Charms the Box Office

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The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office. Going into the weekend with nearly $65 million grossed on Wednesday and Thursday, Warner Bros.’ fifth movie based on J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, added an estimated $77.4 million more over the weekend in 4,285 theatres, including IMAX theatres which featured an exclusive 3D sequence. The fifth “Potter” movie has grossed $140 million in its first five days. By comparison, After Dark Films’ thriller Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert, barely made a mark, winding up outside the Top 10 with $1.5 million with a dismal average of less than $1,500 per theatre.