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24 April 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Looks like the combined power of Tyler Perry in a fat suit, the draw of Robert Pattinson and a group of big cats wasn’t enough to challenge animated birds as Rio has continued its box office domination across the world and in the US this Easter weekend. Across the pond, the feathered friends from Fox and Blue Sky earned $26.8 million, bringing the movie’s US total to $81.2 million. Somewhere, we’re pretty certain executives and about to ask what other ideas the Blue Sky team have for Blu and company.

Still, Perry won’t be too upset as Madea’s Big Happy Family locked down second place easily with $25.7 million. Bet he digs the suit and wig out of the closet again soon enough. R.Pattz/Reese Witherspoon romance Water for Elephants, meanwhile, did decent business, taking in $17.5 million for third place.

In fourth we find Hop hanging on to a solid level of ticket business, earning $12.4 million after four weeks on release. After that we see Scream 4 sinking from second to fifth to round off the top five with $7.1 million. The latest stab at the horror franchise has scored $31.1 million in North America so far.

Disney’s African Cats documentary opened at sixth place, nabbing $6.4 million from the herds of Easter holiday cinemagoers, with Soul Surfer dropping to seventh and $5.6 million. Horror title Insidious continued to scare well, sinking just one place to eighth with $5.3 million. Hanna was ninth ($5.2 million) and Source Code took 10th with $5 million.

To pit cats against birds and elephants in chart form, head on over to Box Office Mojo.


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