There were no surprises at the top of the box office numbers this weekend.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince easily outpaced all competition, earning $79 million over the three day weekend period and bringing its total take to almost $160 million in its five days of release. The film was the only major wide new release of the weekend.
Spots 2 and 3 remain unchanged from last week. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen held strong there, pulling in healthy sales of nearly $18 million and $14 million, respectfully.
The big loser of the weekend was Bruno, which followed up its banning in Ukraine with an $8 million draw over the weekend, tumbling to fourth after its debut in the top spot. Also taking in about $8 million were The Hangover, which has now made an astonishing $200 million profit on its budget from domestic ticket sales alone, and The Proposal. The three films are so close in the early estimates that it's possible their order in the final tallies could change from the projections issued on Sunday. Currently Hangover is slotted into #5 and Proposal is sixth.
Public Enemies made about $7 million in seventh place, and Up (2009) came in at eighth. Finally, My Sister's Keeper remained at #9, where it was last weekend, and the poor showing of I Love You, Beth Cooper, which has not yet made back its relatively tiny production budget of $18 million domestically, closed out the top ten.