The Dark Knight Rises held tight to its top spot at the box office, despite a steep drop in profit from last week. The Batman flick earned $36.4 million this weekend, followed by new releases Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, which earned $26 million and $14.7 million, respectively. Ice Age: Continental Drift took in $14.7 million in its fourth weekend in theaters, and The Watch rounded out the top five with $6.6 million.
Get ready to stand in the concessions line! If you thought last year was packed with tot-friendly flicks, 2011 will knock your socks off! From sequels to some classic characters returning to the screen, there are several films your lil one won't want to miss. Check them out.
Families swapped out the Tweedles for some fire-breathing friends over the weekend, making How to Train Your Dragon the No. 1 pick at the box office. The animated film took in $43.3 million which was easily enough to unseat last week's champ Alice in Wonderland, which dropped nearly 50 percent for $17.3 million.
Another newcomer, the raunch-filled (but lovable!) Hot Tub Time Machine took third place with $13.6 million, while Jennifer Aniston earned $12.4 million for The Bounty Hunter. Diary of a Wimpy Kid rounded out the top five with $10 million.
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Alice in Wonderland continues to cast its spell on the box office. The Tim Burton spectacle earned $34.5 million, besting the weekend's newcomers. Of those, children's flick Diary of a Wimpy Kid pulled off a narrow upset over the heavily promoted Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler starrer The Bounty Hunter. Kid took the second place spot with $21.8 million, while the latter garnered $21 million for third.
Despite a disappointing number of only $6.1 million, the bloody Jude Law thriller Repo Men squeezed its way into No. 4. Returning rom-com She's Out of My League finished out the top five with $6 million.
Kristen Stewart fans may be a bit disappointed over the figures for The Runaways. The film took in $803K from its small release of 244 theaters for a per theater average of $3,291 — not terrible, but not good either. It's still slated to go nationwide come April, so here's hoping it manages to pick up some steam.
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