Movie audiences can’t seem to get enough of those Harry Potter flicks. The latest, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” debuted at the top of the Box Office this weekend with a spectacular opening estimated to be at least $79 million. Since it hit movie screens on Wednesday, this sixth film in bestselling author J.K. Rowling’s fantasy-adventure series has earned somewhere around $159.7 million nationwide. The cast is led by Daniel Radcliffe who plays the young wizard, Harry Potter.
In second place, the animated 3D film, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” pulled in about $17.7 million, followed by the sci-fi action picture, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” with $13.8 million. Last week’s number one movie, the R-rated comedy “Bruno,” took a steep slide to third managing only $8.4 million for the weekend.
Not far behind in fourth , another comedy, “The Hangover” with $8.32 million and in fifth, the romantic comedy, “The Proposal” rounds out the top five with $8.3 million.