'Lion' is king again with $21.9 million weekend

September 26, 2011 - 4:40 PM
Box Office

In this Sept. 17, 2011 photo provided by Time Warner Cable, guests gather outside before a Time Warner Cable and Disney screening of

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Lion King" ruled the box office for a second-straight weekend as the animated reissue took in $21.9 million.

Brad Pitt's "Moneyball" debuted at No. 2 with $19.5 million, closely followed by the family film "Dolphin Tale," which opened with $19.2 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Lion King," Disney, $21,929,332, 2,330 locations, $9,412 average, $61,475,402, two weeks.

2. "Moneyball," Sony, $19,501,302, 2,993 locations, $6,516 average, $19,501,302, one week.

3. "Dolphin Tale," Warner Bros., $19,152,401, 3,507 locations, $5,461 average, $19,152,401, one week.

4. "Abduction," Lionsgate, $10,925,253, 3,118 locations, $3,504 average, $10,925,253, one week.

5. "Killer Elite," Open Road Films, $9,300,000, 2,986 locations, $3,115 average, $9,300,000, one week.

6. "Contagion," Warner Bros., $8,451,226, 3,136 locations, $2,695 average, $57,007,898, three weeks.

7. "Drive," Film District, $5,763,998, 2,904 locations, $1,985 average, $21,417,373, two weeks.

8. "The Help," Disney, $4,370,051, 2,695 locations, $1,622 average, $154,414,153, seven weeks.

9. "Straw Dogs," Sony Screen Gems, $2,051,333, 2,408 locations, $852 average, $8,835,187, two weeks.

10. "I Don't Know How She Does It," Weinstein Co., $2,002,040, 2,490 locations, $804 average, $7,968,465, two weeks.

11. "The Debt," Focus, $1,260,611, 1,067 locations, $1,181 average, $28,967,074, four weeks.

12. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Fox, $1,162,288, 1,178 locations, $987 average, $173,600,811, eight weeks.

13. "Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain," Code Black, $1,135,157, 287 locations, $3,955 average, $5,165,640, three weeks.

14. "Warrior," Lionsgate, $1,119,835, 1,411 locations, $794 average, $12,210,126, three weeks.

15. "Colombiana," Sony, $934,728, 847 locations, $1,104 average, $35,120,171, five weeks.

16. "Crazy, Stupid, Love," Warner Bros., $783,376, 675 locations, $1,161 average, $82,068,926, nine weeks.

17. "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World," Weinstein Co., $718,442, 1,207 locations, $595 average, $37,026,880, six weeks.

18. "The Smurfs," Sony, $541,836, 669 locations, $810 average, $138,353,892, nine weeks.

19. "Shark Night," Relativity Media, $466,801, 637 locations, $733 average, $18,223,238, four weeks.

20. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Paramount, $401,086, 251 locations, $1,598 average, $351,902,625, 13 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.