Magic was in the air again this weekend, but instead of three young wizards at Hogwarts, audiences flocked to see three young guinea pigs...

Magic was in the air again this weekend, but instead of three young wizards at Hogwarts, audiences flocked to see three young guinea pigs in spy gear. Disney’s computer animated “G-Force” debuted at $32.2 million, bumping last week’s number one “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to second place, according to estimates by studio trackers Nielsen EDI.

“G-Force” is an action-adventure spoof of the spy genre, featuring cuddly rodents as trained federal agents capable of understanding human speech and behaviors. Voiced by Penelope Cruz, Tracy Morgan and Sam Rockwell, the film is produced by live-action guru Jerry Bruckheimer and also features the voice of Nicolas Cage. The upset of “Harry Potter “surprised some analysts, but the uber-popular franchise came in a close second with $30 million, bringing the two-week total to a hefty $222 million. This number is expected to grow exponentially this week after an IMAX version is released to 166 screens nationwide.

Meanwhile, Sony’s romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth” grabbed third place with a respectable $27 million opening. Warner Bros. premiere of the horror movie “Orphan” took fourth with $12.8 million, while the another family friendly animation film, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”, rounded out the top five with $8.2 million.

Final figures are released on Monday.

Box Office Grosses
Week Ending July 26, 2009


RankTitleWeekendTotal Gross
1G-Force (2009)$32.2M$32.2M
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)$30M$222M
3The Ugly Truth (2009)$27M$27M
4Orphan (2009)$12.8M$12.8M
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)$8.2M$171M
6Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)$8M$379M
7The Hangover (2009)$6.46M$247M
8The Proposal (2009)$6.42M$140M
9Public Enemies (2009)$4.17M$88.1M
10Brüno (2009)$2.72M$56.5M

Last Updated on July 27, 2009 by By Laurie A. Trotta