‘Tangled’ tops weekend box office with $21.5 mln

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (BestGrowthStock) – Disney animated fairy tale
“Tangled” knocked British boy wizard Harry Potter from the top
of movie box office charts on the weekend, claiming the No. 1
spot with $21.5 million, according to studio estimates on
Sunday.

After two straight weeks at No. 1, “Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows: Part 1” fell to second place, ringing up $16.7
million and pushing its total ticket sales in the United States
and Canada to just over $244 million in three weeks for the
Warner Bros. studio, a unit of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N: ).

Family film “Tangled,” based on the tale of long-haired
Rapunzel who longs to escape from her tower in the forest, has
now raked in more than $96 million in two weeks for The Walt
Disney Co (DIS.N: ).

The only new movie in wide release, action flick “The
Warrior’s Way,” opened a distant ninth with just under $3.1
million for its backers at privately held Relativity Media.

(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Eric Walsh)

‘Tangled’ tops weekend box office with $21.5 mln