The only possible challenger to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was Due Date, which performed strongly to leave the rest of the top ten behind on $2.67 million. Potter was still enormous on $6.72 million. Of the other new releases, Fair Game arguably under-performed on 138 screens, only making $587,000, while The Last Exorcism wasn’t far behind.
Releases in the coming week won’t make a big impact on the top ten as a whole, especially with Potter still expected to blow away the competition. War drama Lebanon could perform well based on international acclaim.
AUSTRALIAN WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS: 25-28 November 2010
Film Title, Distributor, Box Office
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1, WARNER BROS, $6,729,918
2. DUE DATE, WARNER BROS, $2,670,421
3. FAIR GAME, HOYTS, $587,118
4. JACKASS 3D, PARAMOUNT, $533,027
5. THE SOCIAL NETWORK, SONY PICTURES, $488,862
6. THE LAST EXORCISM, HOPSCOTCH, $463,193
7. RED, ICON, $364,603
8. SKYLINE, HOPSCOTCH, $166,168
9. LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, ROADSHOW, $149,165
10. WILD TARGET, ICON, 1$20,167