Top 10 Movies at the Weekend Box Office, 24APR2011: Rio

Date: April / 25 / 2011 + Comments: 0

Rio remained at the first place of the box office over Easter weekend, edging out another strong start for a Tyler Perry movie and a solid beginning for Water for Elephants.

The animated comedy drew an estimated $26.8 million (57% of which from 3D presentations), down 32%. It made less than How to Train Your Dragon’s $29 million on Easter weekend last year and grossed more than Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! on Easter weekend 2008.

New Movies in Theaters

Just premiered:

  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family: [Comedy, 0 hr. 00 min.] Bow Wow, Tyler Perry.
  • Water for Elephants: [Drama, 0 hr. 00 min.] Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, James Frain, Hal Holbrook.
  • African Cats: [Documentary, 1 hr. 29 min.] Samuel L. Jackson (narrator voice).

Top 10 Weekend Box Office in USA

Weekend: April 22 to 24, 2011

  1. (1) Rio $26,800,000 Total: $81,261,000 Weeks: 2
  2. (Y) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family $25,750,000 Total: $25,750,000 Weeks: 1
  3. (Y) Water for Elephants $17,500,000 Total: $17,500,000 Weeks: 1
  4. (3) Hop $12,461,000 Total: $100,500,000 Weeks: 4
  5. (2) Scream 4 $7,154,000 Total: $31,158,000 Weeks: 2
  6. (Y) African Cats $6,400,000 Total: $6,400,000 Weeks: 1
  7. (5) Soul Surfer $5,600,000 Total: $28,664,000 Weeks: 3
  8. (7) Insidious $5,384,000 Total: $44,178,000 Weeks: 4
  9. (4) Hanna $5,277,000 Total: $31,718,000 Weeks: 3
  10. (8) Source Code $5,063,000 Total: $44,664,000 Weeks: 4

(#) = Previous week rank, (Y) = New Film

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