'Potter' Premieres With $77.1 Million

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"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" enchanted moviegoers with a $77.1 million opening weekend, raising its total since debuting last Wednesday to $139.7 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC are:

1. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Warner Bros., $77,108,414, 4,285 locations, $17,995 average, $139,715,157, one week.

2. "Transformers," Paramount, $37,027,901, 4,050 locations, $9,143 average, $224,009,583, two weeks.

3. "Ratatouille," Disney, $18,012,196, 3,625 locations, $4,969 average, $142,997,082, three weeks.

4. "Live Free or Die Hard," Fox, $11,279,135, 3,201 locations, $3,524 average, $103,322,580, three weeks.

5. "License to Wed," Warner Bros., $7,311,297, 2,715 locations, $2,693 average, $30,379,749, two weeks.

6. "1408," MGM, $4,934,516, 2,206 locations, $2,237 average, $62,127,222, four weeks.

7. "Evan Almighty," Universal, $4,895,055, 2,697 locations, $1,815 average, $87,790,505, four weeks.

8. "Knocked Up," Universal, $3,676,500, 1,710 locations, $2,150 average, $138,217,270, seven weeks.

9. "Sicko," Lionsgate, $2,604,139, 756 locations, $3,445 average, $15,830,046, four weeks.

10. "Ocean's Thirteen," Warner Bros., $1,984,323, 1,244 locations, $1,595 average, $112,506,702, six weeks.

11. "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Fox, $1,633,612, 1,312 locations, $1,245 average, $127,192,730, five weeks.

12. "Captivity," Lionsgate-After Dark, $1,429,100, 1,061 locations, $1,347 average, $1,429,100, one week.

13. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," Disney, $1,396,749, 928 locations, $1,505 average, $304,454,423, eight weeks.

14. "Evening," Focus, $1,156,407, 760 locations, $1,522 average, $10,842,501, three weeks.

15. "Shrek the Third," Paramount, $662,041, 644 locations, $1,028 average, $318,079,835, nine weeks.

16. "You Kill Me," IFC, $589,368, 247 locations, $2,386 average, $1,514,156, four weeks.

17. "La Vie En Rose," Picturehouse, $543,470, 174 locations, $3,123 average, $6,882,728, six weeks.

18. "Spider-Man 3," Sony, $512,393, 447 locations, $1,146 average, $335,002,361, 11 weeks.

19. "Talk to Me," Focus, $402,000, 33 locations, $12,182 average, $402,000, one week.

20. "Nancy Drew," Warner Bros., $390,766, 425 locations, $919 average, $24,183,030, five weeks.

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and Vivendi Universal; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; DreamWorks, Paramount and Paramount Classics are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros., New Line, Warner Independent and Picturehouse are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.

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