Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland held onto the top spot at the box office for the third straight week; its weekend earnings of $34.5 million brings its total gross to $265.7 million. Nowhere near Avatar levels of box office domination, but still, not too shabby Mr. Burton. The next three spots went to new releases: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on the bestselling kids book, earned $21.8 million, enough to grab it spot number two. Spot number three went to the romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter ($21 million), and Repo Men ($6.1 million), starring Jude Law, was a distant fourth. Completing the top five went to She’s Out of My League; its weekend gross of $6 million brought its total up to $19.9 million.
If you were in the mood for a new limited release this weekend, you had a lot to choose from; comprising the list is band movie The Runaways ($803,629), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ($485,000), Hubble 3D ($453,000), Greenberg ($120,432), City Island ($35,600 in two theaters), Vincere ($16,600 in two theaters) and The Red Baron ($14,500).
Out next weekend and trying to dethrone Alice are animated movie How to Train Your Dragon, the 1980s nostalgia fest Hot Tub Time Machine and Atom Egoyan’s Chloe. Included in the list of limited releases are The Eclipse, Bluebeard, Dancing Across Borders and Waking Sleeping Beauty, a documentary on the Disney animation boom of the 1980s and 1990s.