'Tangled' and 'Harry Potter' wrangle for top spot

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While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has dominated the box office since its release, the 3D animated film Tangled came in a close second last week at $48.8 million to Harry's $49.1 million.

With another steep 61% drop for Deathly Hallows, the Rapunzel tale could take the lead this weekend. But it could be close, since Harry is still earning more at theaters each day, according to Box Office Mojo. Perhaps the family favorite enjoyed a big return over the holiday weekend.

The much-lauded psychological drama Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman ( Brothers) and Mila Kunis ( Date Night) and directed by Darren Aronovsky ( The Wrestler), has a limited release in 19 theaters. The romantic thriller All Good Things starring Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man films) and Ryan Gosling ( The Notebook) also opens in limited cinemas along with the gay romance I Love You Phillip Morris with Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor.

Also playing: The Warrior's Way opens in 1,500 theaters but not enough to win the weekend. Directed by Sngmoo Lee, the martial arts western starring Dong-gun Yang follows an assassin forced to hide in a small American town. It also features Danny Huston ( Clash of the Titans) and Geoffrey Rush ( Pirates of the Caribbean).

It is the calm before the storm of December films including The Tourist, Chronicles of Narnia, Tron: Legacy, True Grit and more.

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