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Arts and Entertainment

Box Office Review: Record Breaker!

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Despite a mediocre critical reception, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland demolished Avatar's opening weekend record for a 3-D film by taking in a mammoth $116.3M at the box office. Fellow newcomer Brooklyn's Finest was a very distant second with $13.5M, just edging previous stalwart Shutter Island ($13.3M | $95.8M). After that it was the painful Cop Out ($9.1M | $32.3M) and heavyweight Avatar ($7.7M | $720.1M).

The second half of the top 10 was led by the effective The Crazies ($7M | $27.4M) followed by the resilient Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Very Long Title ($5.1M | $78M), the creepy Valentine's Day ($4.2M | $106.4M), the super Crazy Heart ($3.3M | $29.5M) and the sappy Dear John ($2.8M | $76.6M). The limited release crowd was led by stealth Oscar nominee The Secret of Kells ($40,000 per venue).