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Die Another Day led for the full Thanksgiving holiday, taking in $46.3 million Wednesday to Sunday, compared to $45.8 million for Chamber of Secrets.
POTTER GIVES BOND THE BIRD
Harry Potter Cooks Up Big Returns During Thanksgiving Holiday

The fight for box office glory during the lucrative Thankgiving holiday came down to the wire as Harry Potter out grossed James Bond.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets won the regular weekend with $32.2 million from Friday to Sunday, compared to $31 million for the latest Bond flick, Die Another Day.

Die Another Day led for the full Thanksgiving holiday, taking in $46.3 million Wednesday to Sunday, compared to $45.8 million for Chamber of Secrets. But, rankings could change when final numbers are released later today.

Both films proved much bigger draws than a rush of new movies that opened the day before Thanksgiving.

Disney's animated Treasure Planet led the newcomers, coming in at No. 4 with $11.9 million Friday to Sunday and $16.5 million for the five-day holiday period.

It came in just behind Disney's The Santa Clause 2, with $12.3 million for the three-day weekend and $17.2 million for the five days.

Another animated adventure, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, opened in fifth place with $10.1 million for the regular weekend and a five-day haul of $15.1 million.

Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney's sci-fi drama Solaris premiered at No. 7 with a three-day gross of $6.8 million and a five-day take of $9.5 million. Meanwhile, the horror flick Wes Craven Presents: They opened at No. 9 with $5.7 million for the three days and $8 million for five days. The snowboarding caper Extreme Ops debuted out of the top 10 with a three-day gross of $2.3 million and a five-day total of $3.1 million.

The overall box office was down, with the top 12 movies grossing $196.1 million Wednesday to Sunday, off 1.6% from Thanksgiving weekend last year.

Chamber of Secrets pushed its 17-day total to $200.2 million, becoming the sixth movie released in 2002 to cross the $200 million mark, tying last year's record. That record should fall after The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers hits theaters.

Die Another Day, The Santa Clause 2 and 8 Mile all passed the $100 million mark, making 21 movies so far this year to cross that level, one short of the record set in 2000.

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