After watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I figured that a movie of this magnitude would be a huge box office smash at least up until Narnia and Kong. However, I would have never guessed that Goblet of Fire would be the first franchise film to break the $200M mark in ten days. Talk about box office magic!
Goblet of Fire Box Office
Though Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was able to break box office records, one record it could not beat was laid down by
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Stone was able to pull in $82M over the Thanksgiving Holiday back in 2001 compared to Goblet's $81.4M this Thanksgiving weekend. Sure it was a near miss, and I can guarantee that there isn't a single person over at Warner Bros complaining.
For the Friday-to-Sunday weekend, Goblet of Fire experienced a 46% drop from its opening with ticket sales predicted at $54.9M. Though the drop may seem sudden and large, the 46% is actually pretty solid; especially considering how high the numbers were the opening weekend.
Chasing behind Goblet of Fire was the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. The film had box office numbers that were only a fraction of Goblet, but was still more than enough to give Walk the Line a respectable weekend.
That is it for this brief look at the box office and Goblet of Fire's jump past the $200M mark. Expect a full box office report tomorrow.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is in theatres now.