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Weekend Estimates: G-Force Conquers Potter

July 26th, 2009

G-Force showed that 3-D movies are still enough of a novelty to generate good business over the weekend as the kid adventure beat Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the top of the chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The margin of victory is sufficiently small that the 1/2 spots could be reversed when final figures are announced on Monday. The Ugly Truth wasn't far behind in third place.

G-Force marginally beat expectations, earning an estimated $32.2 million, while Half-Blood Prince slightly missed expectations with $30 million. The 61% drop for the Potter movie is higher than the 58% drop experienced by Order of the Phoenix.

The Ugly Truth's $27 million opening is slightly ahead of our prediction on Friday, as was Orphan's $12.8 million debut.

- Weekend Estimates

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G-Force, The Ugly Truth, Orphan