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’Rio’, the 3D animation by Fox has topped the US weekend box office overtaking ‘Scream 4’. ‘Rio’ is the biggest grosser of 2011 at US weekend box office.

’Rio’, the latest 3D animation movie, produced by Fox has won the race and topped the US weekend box office by grossing $40 million, in its 3-day-screening at 3,826 locations and 2,591 locations with 3D. It surpassed the other animation movies of 2011, such as Johnny Depp’s ‘Rango’ with $38.1 million and Russell Brands ‘Hop’ with $37.5 million in their 3-day-screenings.

"Rio US Weekend Box Office"’Rio’ was followed by ‘Scream 4’, directed by Wes Craven in the second place, as it grossed $19 million. The fourth installment of horror ‘Scream’ movie was screened at 3,305 locations on approximately 4, 400 screens. However, it’s gross has drastically come down, compared to its predecessor ‘Scream 3’, which grossed $34.7 million at first weekend of the box office in the year 2000.

Another animation movie ‘Hop’, with the voice of Russell Brand dropped to third place with $11.1 million after topping the box office for consecutive two weeks. ‘Soul Surfer’ made fourth place with $7.4 million, while ‘Hanna’, the action thriller movie, with Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett in the lead and directed by Joe Wright managed fifth place with $7.3 million.

Check out the top 10 movie at US weekend box office:

1. Rio – $40 Million
2. Scream 4 – $19.3 Million
3. Hop – $11.1 Million
4. Soul Surfer – $7.4 Million
5. Hanna – $7.3 Million
6. Arthur – $6.9 Million
7. Insidious – $6.8 Million
8. Source Code – $6.3 Million
9. The Conspirator – $3.9 Million
10. Highness – $4.6 Million

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