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Weekend Estimates: Alice in Box Office Wonderland

March 7th, 2010

Alice in Wonderland blasted into the record books with a huge $116.3 million opening weekend, according to Disney's Sunday estimate. Among other notable records, it's on track to break the record for the biggest weekend by a non-sequel (overtaking Spider-Man). It's also the biggest weekend in the first quarter of the third, and only the third movie to top $100 million outside of the Summer season. The combination of 3D and Tim Burton couldn't have been better timed for Disney.

In second place, Brooklyn's Finest had a fairly good weekend for Overture with $13.5 million. The rest of the chart saw fairly predictable declines, with the exception of Oscar nominees (or likely future nominees). Crazy Heart looks to have peaked to perfection just before the ceremony tonight. It picked up $3.35 million for Fox. Warner Bros.' The Blind Side was up 2.5% to $1.27 million. A Single Man jumped over 50% to $455,000. The Hurt Locker made about the same in special engagements.

The real standout in limited release, however, was The Secret of Kells, which was a surprise nominee for Best Animated Feature, and earned an estimated $40,000 in a single theater in New York this weekend.

- Weekend Estimates

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Brooklyn's Finest, Alice in Wonderland, Crazy Heart