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Rio Rules Easter Weekend Box Office

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.  Who really watches these movies? 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 Scre

Rio Rules The Box Office

Dimension Films' " Scream 4 " comes in No. 2 with $19.2 million; Robert Redford's limited player "The Conspirator" meets its goal in grossing roughly $4 million. Twentieth Century Fox’s Rio outperformed expectations in its domestic launch, grossing an estimated $40 million from 3,826 theaters to help break the long-running box office slump. Worldwide, the 3D toon has soared past $169 million in its first 12 days. Make sure to read my reviews on Hanna and Rio . Domestic box office revenues were up 12% from the same weekend a year ago, the first significant gain since before Christmas. With studios readying their summer slates, the boost couldn’t have come at a better time. Rio, a sizeable victory for Vanessa Morrison’s Fox Animation Studios and Blue Sky Studios, received an A CinemaScore and is the biggest domestic opening for a G-rated toon since Toy Story 3. On Saturday, Rio was up 65%, thanks to good word of mouth. The movie is poised to do great

Weekend Box Office Totals

The biggest box office headline of the weekend was overseas, where 20th Century Fox’s toon Rio opened to $55 million to score the top debut of 2011 for any title anywhere. In the U.S., Russell Brand’s new comedy Arthur lost badly to holdover family film Hop, which the British actor voices. If Rio maintains its momentum when opening domestically on April 15, it will be an important psychological win for the movie industry, which has been weathering the worst box office slump in years. The biggest three-day opening so far this year internationally was a tepid $28.7 million for Battle: Los Angeles; domestically, it was $38.1 million for Rango. “This is a fantastic start for a new franchise. With consistently stellar reviews and excellent word-of-mouth around the world -- as well as no significant family competition ahead -- we are well established to take advantage of the school holidays which begin in the coming weeks, including this week in the U.K. and Australia,” Fox Intl. co-pr

Hop Teaser Trailer

Hop Teaser Trailer Moviefone , brings us the trailer for the upcoming film Hop . Remember this is just a teaser trailer to get your mouth all wet and excited for the upcoming film. The film stars or characters are voiced by James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco and Elizabeth Perkins . Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Plot Outline: From the creators of DESPICABLE ME comes HOP, the comic tale of Fred ( James Marsden ), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand ) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Kaley Cuoco will play Fred’s sister who allows him to live with her when he gets kicked out by his parents, and finds herself dealing with the injured heir to the Easter Bunny throne. Elizabeth Perkins will play Marsden’s exasperated mother. The live-action / CG-animated film is helmed by Tim Hill, director of the blockb

Chelsea Handler "This Means War"

Chelsea Handler To Star In "This Means War" Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler has landed a juicy role opposite Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine in This Means War , the McG -directed 20th Century Fox comedy. Handler will play the best friend and confidante of a woman ( Witherspoon ) who is lusted after by two best friends. The pals are CIA agents who wage an escalating war for her affection. This marks Handler's second studio role, as she just completed the Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment CG-live action film Hop , which stars Russell Brand. The film deal comes at a time when the E! host has hit the bestseller list with her third book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang , with her first two, My Horizontal Life and Vodka, It's Me, Chelsea still on the paperback lists. She just hosted the Video Music Awards and her stand-up comedy tour has sold out in 80 cities. She begins shooting This Means War later this month. Handler, who previously play