Rio Defeats Madea to Win Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

Posted on April 24, 2011

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Rio edged out Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family to win the box office for the second straight weekend. The animated film about jungle birds made another $26.8 million to bring its total to over $81 million. Tyler Perry's movie made $25.8 million despite appearing in just 2,288 theaters - over 1,500 less than Rio. Water for Elephants opened in third and made $17.5 million. Hop finished fourth in its fourth week in theaters. It made $12.4 million, which pushed in box office gross over the $100 million mark.

Scream 4 fell to the fifth spot in its second week in theaters. The horror film was followed by Disneynature's African Cats, which had a solid debut and made $6.4 million in just 1,220 theaters. You can see the complete box office report here.

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Photo: Photo: 20th Century Fox (top) Lionsgate (bottom)