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November 21st, 2005 9:45am EST
Goblet of FireNot surprisingly, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire dominated the box office this weekend. Fans went to theaters in droves to watch Harry, Hermione, and Ron in the fourth film of the popular franchise. The movie grossed over $101 million, making it the fourth largest three-day opening weekend following Spider-Man ($114 million) and Star Wars: Episode III and Shrek 2 (both $108 million).

The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line came in second, earning $22 million. Rounding out the top 10 were: Chicken Little ($14.7 million), Derailed ($6.5 million), Zathura ($5.1 million), Jarhead ($4.7 million), Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ($4.3 million), Saw 2 ($3.9 million), The Legend of Zorro ($2.3 million), and Pride and Prejudice ($2.1 million).