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'Dragon' Sends 'Alice' Down the List in North American Box Office

March 29, 2010 04:11:22 GMT

The animation voiced by Gerard Butler among others, ended 'Alice in Wonderland' reign at number 1 with 43.3 million dollars intake.



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Gerard Butler's animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" has fought its way to the top of the U.S. box office chart with opening weekend takings of $43.3 million. The DreamWorks movie, which also features the voices of Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, tells the tale of a Viking boy who tames a fire-breathing dragon.

The 3-D film ended "Alice in Wonderland"'s three-week run at number one; Tim Burton's Disney fantasy slips to second place with $17.3 million, taking its total gross in the U.S. to $293.1 million.

John Cusack's 1980s comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine" enters the chart at three after taking $13.7 million, while "The Bounty Hunter", Butler's romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston, falls from two to four with $12.4 million. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" rounds out the new top five.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for March 26-28:

  1. "How to Train Your Dragon" - $43.3 million
  2. "Alice in Wonderland" - $17.3 million
  3. "Hot Tub Time Machine" - $13.7 million
  4. "The Bounty Hunter" - $12.4 million
  5. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" - $10 million
  6. "She's Out of My League" - $3.5 million
  7. "Green Zone" - $3.3 million
  8. "Shutter Island" - $3.1 million
  9. "Repo Men" - $3 million
  10. "Our Family Wedding" - $2.2 million


 




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