'Rio' Keeps on Top of Box Office, 'Water for Elephants' Has Modest Debut




The 3D animation enjoys the glory of the top chart by grossing 26.8 million, while 'Madea's Big Happy Family' sits on number two and 'Water for Elephants' opens on number three.

"Rio" has attracted moviegoers with its tropical-bird theme over Easter weekend. The 20th Century Fox movie keeps perching on the top of North American box office with $26.3 million, collecting total gross $80.8 million in two weeks.

Trailing behind "Rio" on the second place is newly-released "Madea's Big Happy Family". The comedy film, which revolves around a wise-cracking grandmother named Madea, opens with $25 million from 2,288 theaters.

In the meantime, "Water for Elephants" has a modest opening on number three. Attracting an audience that was 70% female, the PG-13 movie grosses $16.8 million in its ticket sales.

The entrance of Robert Pattinson's drama forces Russell Brand's "Hop" to slide down to the fourth with $12.2 million. Meanwhile, "Scream 4" drops from last week's runner-up position to number five, earning $7 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for April 22-24:

  1. "Rio" - $26.3 million
  2. "Madea's Big Happy Family" - $25 million
  3. "Water for Elephants" - $16.8 million
  4. "Hop" - $12.2 million
  5. "Scream 4" - $7 million
  6. "African Cats" - $6 million
  7. "Soul Surfer" - $5.4 million
  8. *"Hanna" - $5.3 million
  9. "Insidious" - $5.2 million
  10. "Source Code" - $5 million
*UPDATE (Apr. 25, 2011): When the final figures came out on Monday, April 25, "Insidious" dropped another slot to the ninth. Hence, it swapped place with "Hanna", which now secured the eighth position on the chart.

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