Easter moviegoers flock to bird cartoon “Rio”
The Brazilian birds adventure “Rio” led the box office Easter in North America for a second weekend, pushing back the debut of Tyler Perry’s Madea last romantic comedy and exit from Reese Witherspoon Robert Pattinson.
According to studio estimates issued Sunday, “Rio” sold about 26.8 million worth of tickets across the United States and Canada during the three days beginning April 22. After 10 days, the popular animated earned $ 81.3 million.
“Madea’s Big Happy Family” opened not far behind with $ 25.8 million, in line with expectations but below the actor / director / screenwriter Perry’s previous films about the black woman brassy. “Madea Goes to Jail” opened to $ 41 million in 2009, and “Madea’s Family Reunion” to 30 million in 2006.
“Water for Elephants” arrived at No. 3 with $ 17.5 million, also in line with expectations. The period drama, based on the book bestseller Sara Gruen, Witherspoon stars as a circus performer and Depression “Twilight” Robert Pattinson song that her lover prohibited.
The Easter Bunny live-action / animated hybrid “Hop” slipped one place to No. 4 with $ 12.5 million in its fourth weekend, the total rose to $ 100.5 million.
Following Horror “Scream 4” fell three to No. 5 with $ 7.2 million in its second weekend, the countdown of 10 days increased to 31.2 million – still below the correlation between the opening weekend is “Scream 3” and “Scream 2.”