`Just Go With It’ leads weekend with $30.5M launch

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s romance “Just Go With It” claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office over Valentine’s Day weekend with a $30.5 million debut.

The comedy came in just ahead of the music documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” which opened well above Hollywood expectations with $29.5 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. “Just Go With It,” Sony, $30,514,732, 3,548 locations, $8,601 average, $30,514,732, one week.

2. “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Paramount, $29,514,054, 3,105 locations, $9,505 average, $30,256,601, one week.

3. “Gnomeo and Juliet,” Disney, $25,356,909, 2,994 locations, $8,469 average, $25,356,909, one week.

4. “The Eagle,” Focus, $8,684,464, 2,296 locations, $3,782 average, $8,684,464, one week.

5. “The Roommate,” Sony Screen Gems, $8,126,025, 2,534 locations, $3,207 average, $25,778,926, two weeks.

6. “The King’s Speech,” Weinstein Co., $7,230,790, 2,263 locations, $3,195 average, $93,675,761, 12 weeks.

7. “No Strings Attached,” Paramount, $5,810,291, 2,756 locations, $2,108 average, $60,031,078, four weeks.

8. “Sanctum,” Universal, $5,661,705, 2,789 locations, $2,030 average, $18,035,075, two weeks.

9. “True Grit,” Paramount, $3,785,344, 2,072 locations, $1,827 average, $160,355,029, eight weeks.

10. “The Green Hornet,” Sony, $3,673,909, 2,090 locations, $1,758 average, $92,405,961, five weeks.

11. “The Rite,” Warner Bros., $3,252,360, 2,207 locations, $1,474 average, $28,858,297, three weeks.

12. “The Mechanic,” CBS Films, $3,202,921, 1,886 locations, $1,698 average, $25,418,653, three weeks.

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