It appears that fantasy trumped finesse at the weekend box office.
The whimsical “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” beat the sleek espionage thriller “The Tourist.” The third installment of the classic book series’ reimagining onscreen rang up $24.5 million in theaters over the weekend.
Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s sexy caper through Paris and Venice, “The Tourist,” arrived in second place. Despite the ’incredible chemistry’ between the screen stars director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck spoke to MTV News about, Jolie and Depp’s rapport was not enough to overtake the fanciful adventure and technological brawn of “Narnia,” making $17 million its debut weekend.
Disney’s “Rapunzel” revamp, “Tangled.” continued to charm audiences, finishing the weekend in the third-place slot. The movie, which boasts voiceover performances from Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, scored $14.6 million its third week on screens. The flick’s total estimated tally now stands about $115 million.
In a top-five lineup big on big-budget fantasy flicks, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1″ continued to stack box-office cash, coming in fourth place. The seventh film in the “Potter” series nabbed another $8.5 million over the weekend. The figure nudges the movie’s total estimated gross to a lofty $257 million.
“Unstoppable” refused to quit at the box office, maintaining a top-five presence during its fifth week in theaters. The Denzel Washington vehicle picked up around $3.8 million over the weekend. The film’s total estimated haul now stands at about $74 million.
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