2. “The Bounty Hunter” ($7.7 million)
3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” ($7.4 million)
4. “Repo Men” ($2.2 million)
5. “She’s Out of My League” ($1.9 million)
Moviegoers can’t seem to get enough of the confusing world of “Alice in Wonderland,” as the 3-D fantasy adventure from Disney and director Tim Burton continued to hold onto first place at the box office going into its third weekend in theaters. “Alice” managed $9.9 million on Friday, bringing the feature’s current domestic total to $241.1 million.
Still, “Alice” faced stiffer competition than it did in the past two weeks. Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston’s “The Bounty Hunter” debuted in second place with $7.7 million, while Fox’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” managed a $7.4 million premiere. With such a small gap between the two films, it’s entirely possible that “Wimpy Kid” could outpace Aniston and Butler’s star power before the weekend is over, especially considering the family friendly nature of Saturday and Sunday matinees.
“Repo Men,” a hard R-rated science fiction action film, had a rough debut with only $2.2 million. Despite an impressive cast list including Jude Law, Forest Whitaker and Liev Schreiber, the combined efforts of these actors couldn’t give the long gestating Universal film the results it needed.
Fifth place went to “She’s Out of My League,” last weekend’s newcomer starring Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve. While it’s somewhat surprising that “League” held onto a top five spot over Robert Pattinson’s “Remember Me” or Matt Damon’s “Green Zone,” either one of those films — or perhaps even “Shutter Island” — could sneak into fifth place before Sunday’s conclusion.
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