'Rio' Defeats 'Scream 4' at Box Office


'Rio' Defeats 'Scream 4' at Box Office
The animated film beats 'Scream 4' with $90 million, scoring number one at this weekend's chart.


Newly-released "Rio" is soaring high at North American box office. Produced with about $90 million, the 20th Century Fox movie hits the chart's peak with $39.2 million in its ticket sales from 3,826 theaters.

On the runner up position is "Scream 4". The latest installment of "Scream" film franchise opens with $18.7 million. The horror film did not start well when it is compared to "Scream 2" which debuted with $32.9 million, and "Scream 3" which started with $34.7 million at the domestic box office.

Former box-office champ "Hop" falls down to the third rank. The Universal Pictures movie, which has Russell Brand providing the voice for the main character, grosses $10.7 million, or drops 49.7% from last week's revenue.

"Soul Surfer" holds on tight in its fourth place. The biopic obtains $7.2 million, bringing it total gross to around $19.9 million so far. At the same time, Saoirse Ronan's "Hanna" slides to number five with an $7.3 million after it land on number two last week.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for April 15-17:

  1. "Rio" - $39.2 million
  2. "Scream 4" - $18.7 million
  3. "Hop" - $10.7 million
  4. *"Hanna" - $7.3 million
  5. "Soul Surfer" - $7.2 million
  6. "Arthur" - $6.7 million
  7. "Insidious" - $6.7 million
  8. "Source Code" - $6.2 million
  9. **"Your Highness" - $4 million
  10. "Limitless" - $3.6 million
*UPDATE (Apr. 18, 2011): When the final figures came out on Monday, April 18, "Soul Surfer" dropped to the fifth. Hence, it swapped place with "Hanna", which now secured the fourth position on the chart.

**UPDATE (Apr. 18, 2011): On the same day, it was revealed that "The Conspirator" only reached $3.5 million, which made it land on the eleventh. As a result, "Your Highness" and "Limitless" jumped up to the ninth and tenth positions respectively on the chart.

© AceShowbiz.com


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