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‘Wimpy Kid’ Handily Outscores ‘Sucker Punch’ at B.O.


‘Wimpy Kid’ Handily Outscores ‘Sucker Punch’ at B.O.

The Wimpy Kid sequel is tougher than it looks.

The tough chicks of director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came in second place in the weekend box office race, earning $19 million in ticket sales. Leading the pack was Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, a sequel based on a series of popular children’s book, coming in with an estimated $24.4 million. Both were new releases.

The animated feature Rango continues to be a strong performer, taking in about $9.8 million in its fourth weekend of release. Rango has earned about $106 million domestic and $73 million overseas for a worldwide total of $178 million.

That puts it ahead of the still-running Gnomeo & Juliet, which made $1.4 million in ticket sales in its seventh weekend out. The film has made $95 million domestic and $60 million overseas for a $156 million total.

The French animated film Mia and the Migoo, which opened exclusively this weekend at the IFC Center in New York, earned about $17,200.

Next weekend sees Illumination Entertainment entering the  market with Hop, its second film after Despicable Me.


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