Originally created 11/22/05

'Goblet of fire' debuts with $102.3 million



LOS ANGELES - The boy wizard's cup overflowed as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" took in $102.3 million during its opening weekend. It was the franchise's best debut by almost $9 million.

The Johnny Cash film biography "Walk the Line" premiered in second place with $22.3 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 Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.:

1. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Warner Bros., $102,335,066, 3,858 locations, $26,525 average, $102,335,066, one week.

2. "Walk the Line," Fox, $22,347,341, 2,961 locations, $7,547 average, $22,347,341, one week.

3. "Chicken Little," Disney, $14,711,378, 3,514 locations, $4,187 average, $99,093,096, three weeks.

4. "Derailed," Weinstein Co., $6,506,669, 2,447 locations, $2,659 average, $21,817,607, two weeks.

5. "Zathura: A Space Adventure," Sony, $5,133,592, 3,232 locations, $1,588 average, $20,316,508, two weeks.

6. "Jarhead," Universal, $4,753,335, 2,413 locations, $1,970 average, $54,280,420, three weeks.

7. "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," Paramount, $4,420,706, 1,666 locations, $2,653 average, $24,547,483, two weeks.

8. "Saw II," Lions Gate, $3,961,863, 2,257 locations, $1,755 average, $79,918,817, four weeks.

9. "The Legend of Zorro," Sony, $2,355,095, 2,150 locations, $1,095 average, $42,840,410, four weeks.

10. "Pride & Prejudice," Focus, $2,141,554, 221 locations, $9,690 average, $6,000,723, two weeks.

11. "Good Night, and Good Luck.," Warner Independent, $1,668,875, 803 locations, $2,078 average, $16,855,662, seven weeks.

12. "Prime," Universal, $1,564,425, 1,227 locations, $1,275 average, $21,400,280, four weeks.

13. "Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story," DreamWorks, $1,222,202, 1,543 locations, $792 average, $30,765,676, five weeks.

14. "Shopgirl," Disney, $1,022,121, 413 locations, $2,475 average, $7,654,700, five weeks.

15. "Capote," Sony Pictures Classics, $846,450, 317 locations, $2,670 average, $7,725,427, eight weeks.

16. "Flightplan," Disney, $569,595, 563 locations, $1,012 average, $87,547,868, nine weeks.

17. "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," Warner Bros., $502,246, 226 locations, $2,222 average, $2,873,848, five weeks.

18. "The Weather Man," Paramount, $333,633, 736 locations, $453 average, $12,229,075, four weeks.

19. "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," DreamWorks, $285,592, 488 locations, $585 average, $54,728,446, seven weeks.

20. "The Squid and the Whale," Samuel Goldwyn, $280,866, 80 locations, $3,511 average, $2,787,794, seven 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; DreamWorks is a unit of DreamWorks SKG Inc.; Sony Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox is owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and Warner Independent are units of Time Warner Inc.; Lions Gate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp..