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Weekend Estimates - Order of Phoenix Hits Box Office Gold

July 15th, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix hit box office gold over the weekend, earning an estimated $77.41 million according to Warner's Sunday estimate. The movie's five day gross, including Wednesday and Thursday, is now just over $140 million. That's the best five-day start in the history of the franchise (see Harry Potter box office history), and gives the movie a good shot at reaching $300 million during its run.

Most movies in the rest of the top ten performed above expectations. The Transformers was down less than 50% -- very impressive for a blockbuster these days. Ratatouille and Live Free or Die Hard were both down under 40%. Most remarkably, License to Wed fell only 29% in its second full weekend, defying terrible reviews to earn another $7.4 million.

- Weekend Estimates

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