Scream 4 loses box office battle to Rio

Apr 18, 2011 at 12:01 p.m. ET

The animated film Rio took down Scream 4 in this week's box office battle.

Rio, the high-flying tale of Blu the macaw, flew into the number one spot at this weekend's box office, taking in an estimated $40 million in ticket sales. Blu the bird's journey cost an estimated $90 million to make and so far has the biggest opening weekend this year.

Rio

The highly anticipated debut of Scream 4took in less than the 2000 opening of Scream 3. Scream 4 scared up $19.2 million with Ghostface the killer coming in second at the box office.

Another animated film, Hop, took the third spot with $11.1 million, giving it a running total of $82.6 million. Soul SurferandHannarounded out the top five with $7.4 million and $7.3 million respectively.

Russell Brand's remake, Arthur, came in at number six with $6.9 million for a gross total of $22.3 million, while Insidious came in at number seven with $6.8 million, bringing its total to $35.9 million.

Source Codebrought in $6.3 million, while The Conspirator opened to $3.9 million. Your Highness rounded out the top ten with $3.8 million, bringing its grand total to $15.9 million.

Did you see Rio or Scream 4 this weekend? Tell us which one you thought deserved to be at the top of the box office. A tale of a bird facing his fears or a crazy killer on the loose?

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