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Disney's 'Enchanted' Tops Weekend Box Office

Disney's fairy-tale romantic comedy "Enchanted" charmed audiences over the holiday weekend, taking home more than $50 million for the Thanksgiving five-day box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

"Enchanted," the story of a fairy-tale princess in modern-day New York, took home the second-highest five-day Thanksgiving weekend box office ever, Disney executives said.

The film, a live-action spoof on classic Disney fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, stars Amy Adams and opened to warm reviews.

Following are the top 10 films at the North American box office for the five-day holiday
weekend beginning Nov. 22, led by "Enchanted," according to studio estimates compiled Sunday by Media by Numbers.

Final data will be issued Monday.

1 (+) Enchanted ....................... $ 50.1 million
2 (+) This Christmas .................. $ 27.1 million
3 (1) Beowulf ......................... $ 23.3 million
4 (+) Hitman .......................... $ 21.0 million
5 (2) Bee Movie ....................... $ 15.9 million
6 (4) Fred Claus ...................... $ 15.1 million
7 (+) August Rush ..................... $ 13.3 million
8 (+) The Mist ........................ $ 13.0 million
9 (3) American Gangster................ $ 12.7 million
10 (7) No Country for Old Men ......... $ 11.0 million

NOTE: Last weekend's rankings in parentheses, + denotes new
release.

TOTALS TO DATE
American Gangster ............... $115.8 million
Bee Movie ....................... $112.1 million
Beowulf .......................... $56.4 million
Fred Claus ...................... $53.1 million
Enchanted ....................... $50.1 million
Dan in Real Life ................ $42.5 million
This Christmas .................. $27.1 million
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium .. $22.3 million
Hitman .......................... $21.0 million
No Country For Old Men .......... $16.6 million

"Enchanted" was released by Walt Disney Pictures. Miramax Films released "No Country for Old Men." Touchstone Pictures released "Dan in Real Life." All three are units of Walt Disney.

"Beowulf" was released domestically by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom. Paramount also released "Bee Movie," which was produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG.

"American Gangster" was released by Universal Pictures, a unit of General Electric , parent of CNBC.

"August Rush" and "Fred Claus" were released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a unit of Time Warner .

"Hitman" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" were released by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp .

"This Christmas" was released by Screen Gems, a unit of Sony.

"The Mist" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which is owned by a variety of investors.