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Sunday, January 30, 2011

'The Rite' opens at No. 1

No surprise that a new movie took the top spot and another new movie tied for third at the weekend box office. What is a surprise is the fact that "Yogi Bear" is still in the top 10. Seriously? Is that even in contention for an Academy Award? Isn't this the time of year when the weekend box office should be dominated by new releases and Oscar favorites?

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Final figures will be released Monday.
1. “The Rite,” $15 million. (Review from Entertainment Editor Mark Meszoros)
2. “No Strings Attached,” $13.7 million. (Review from The AP's Christy Lemire)
3. “The Green Hornet,” $11.5 million. (Review from Lemire)
(tie) “The Mechanic, $11.5 million. (Review from Lemire)
5. “The King’s Speech,” $11.1 million. (Review from Lemire; "Colin Firth stammers eloquently as King George" by The AP's David Germain)
6. “True Grit,” $7.6 million. (Review from Lemire)
7. “The Dilemma,” $5.5 million. (Review from The AP's Jake Coyle)
8. “Black Swan,” $5.1 million. (Review from Lemire)
9. “The Fighter,” $4.1 million. (Review from Germain)
10. “Yogi Bear,” $3.2 million. (Review from Coyle)

-- Cheryl Sadler

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