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Weekend Estimates: Alice Makes it Three in a Row

March 21st, 2010

Alice in Wonderland is enjoying a third straight win on the box office charts this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With another $34.5 million or so in the bank, Alice will have rung up over $265 million by the end of the day. After Avatar's domination at the beginning of the year, 2010 is really shaping up to be the year of 3D movies.

Speaking of 3D, Hubble 3D made a promising debut in IMAX theaters, picking up $453,000 in 39 outings.

Among the wide openers, Diary of a Wimpy Kid fared best with $21.8 million, closely followed by The Bounty Hunter's $21 million. Repo Men was the big disappointment of the weekend, earning just $6.15 million in 2,521 theaters.

In limited release, Greenberg scored an impressive $120,000 in just three theaters for one of the best exclusive engagements for a movie so far this year. The Runaways was a disappointment for Apparition, however, with just $803,000 in 244 locations, for an average barely over $3,000. A significant expansion will be a challenge from that starting point.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo did very well for a foreign film released by a small distributor, earning an estimated $485,000 in 48 theaters for Music Box Films.

- Weekend Estimates

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Män som hatar kvinnor, Repo Men, Alice in Wonderland, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Greenberg, The Bounty Hunter, Hubble 3D, The Runaways