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Tangled breaks Harry Potters spell at box office


Disney’s CGI fairytale Tangled has finally knocked Harry Potter from the box office top spot in its second week of release.

The Rapunzel-inspired yarn took $21.5m during its second weekend, dwarfing Harry Potter ’s $16.7m and forcing it into second place.

Cher and Christina Aguilera glitz-fest Burlesque jumped up a spot to third with $6.1m, while Unstoppable held firm in fourth with the same. Rounding out the top five was Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal’s saucy Love And Other Drugs ($5.7m).

Meanwhile, Megamind slipped all the way from third to sixth ($5m), Due Date went up a place in seventh ($4.2m), Faster sat in eighth ($3.8m) and new opener The Warrior’s Way entered the charts in ninth with just $3m.

Rounding out the top ten, Russell Crowe’s drama The Next Three Days dropped just one place to tenth with $2.6m.

Next week, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie inject some A-list glamour into the box office with The Tourist . But where will they land?