Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix courtesy Warner Bros.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
topped the weekend box office with a $77.4 million haul, bringing its five-day total to a cool $140 mil. The previous
pics enjoyed $88.4 to $102.7 mil opening weekends, but first hit theaters on Friday, so... apples, oranges. Rounding out the top five were Transformers
($36 mil, $223 mil to date), Ratatouille
($18 mil), Live Free or Die Hard
($10.9 mil) and License to Wed
($7.4 mil). Elisha Cuthbert's Captivity
, the weekend's only other new wide release, debuted at No. 12 with $1.55 mil (aka Harry Potter
's wand budget).