In the least surprising movie news of the summer, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince owned this weekend's box office.
The series' sixth installment conjured up an estimated $79.5 million for its opening weekend, placing its first five days at a $159.7 million, a franchise best. Here's a look at the complete top five:
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $74.5 million
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: $17.7 million
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: $13.7 million
- Bruno: $8.3 million
- The Hangover: $8.3 million