Tuesday, March 16, 2010

'Alice in Wonderland' tops Robert Pattinson's 'Remember Me' at the box office



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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland held on to the top spot for the second week in a row, pulling in $62 million to become Burton's highest-grossing film. New movies from Robert Pattinson and Matt Damon pulled in considerably less money than expected.

Alice in Wonderland grossed more than $208 million in 10 days, surpassing the 2005 Burton film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which also starred Johnny Depp. However, the movie lost more than 46% from its first week total of $116.1 million.

"I believe it's the magical, if you would, pairing of Tim and Johnny," Chuck Viane, head of distribution for Disney said. "When you take these two, they seem to always make something really out of the ordinary."

Matt Damon's new Iraq war thriller, Green Zone, debuted in second place with $14.5 million. The comedy, She's Out of My League, managed to beat Pattinson's new film, Remember Me, with $9.6 million. Pattinson's film finished a disappointing fourth with $8.3 million. The movie apparently failed to appeal to the legions of girls that adored Pattinson in Twilight. Martin Scorcese's thriller, Shutter Island, rounded out the top five with $8.1 million after three weeks in release.

James Cameron's Avatar fell out of the top five for the first time since its debut. The enormously popular movie finished seventh with $6.6 million, having lost many 3-D screens to Alice.

Alice in Wonderland can be seen in 3-D and IMAX at Little Rock's Chenal 9 Dickinson Theater.

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