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Wonderland wins box office again

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Third straight Alice week

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland continued its box office dominance to the tune of $34.5 million the weekend of March 19, 2010. This put the Walt Disney Pictures film at a cumulative gross of $265.8 million. Despite new competition this week in the form of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Bounty Hunter, Johnny Depp and company were still tops for a third straight week.

Alice in Wonderland's Cheshire CatDiary of a Wimpy Kid debuted in second place -- not too shabby for the 20th Century Fox flick. Holding strong at $21.8 million, it beat out its third-place finisher, Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler's The Bounty Hunter.

The Bounty Hunter made its sparkling debut in third place at $21 million, but we wonder if it will have staying power next week or if it will fizzle, as predicted by its lackluster reviews. We also wonder why the talented Aniston doesn't audition for meatier roles but alas, that would be for another discussion.

In fourth place is Repo Men, and rounding out the top five is the hilarious She's Out of My League in fifth place.

League raked in a little over $6 million this weekend, and if our hunches are correct, this movie will stay popular thanks to word of mouth and the dating system it highlights.

Matt Damon's flick, Green Zone, still made it into the top 10, despite a disappointing debut last weekend. Green Zone took in almost $6 million for a cumulative gross of $24.7 million. This is in comparison to Leonardo DiCaprio's cumulative gross of $115.8 million for Shutter Island, which bolstered its foothold on seventh place this weekend.

And let's not forget about Avatar, which continues to make tons of moolah for its studio. The 20th Century Fox film took home $4 million last weekend for a cumulative gross of $736.9 million.

Diary of a Wimpy KidBox Office recap

1. Alice in Wonderland, $34,500,000
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, $21,800,000
3. The Bounty Hunter, $21,000,000
4. Repo Men, $6,151,000
5. She's Out of My League, $6,015,000
6. Green Zone, $5,963,000
7. Shutter Island, $4,755,000
8. Avatar, $4,000,000
9. Our Family Wedding, $3,800,000
10. Remember Me, $3,300,000

 

more on box office hits

SheKnows talks to Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston for The Bounty Hunter
Inside Diary of a Wimpy Kid
She's Out of My League's cast chat

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