- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Liam Neeson’s thriller “Unknown” debuted as the No. 1 movie with $25.5 million over the long Presidents’ Day weekend.

“Unknown” finished barely ahead of a holdover that opened the previous weekend, the animated comedy “Gnomeo & Juliet,” which was No. 2 with $25.4 million.

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

1. “Unknown,” Warner Bros., $25,453,015, 3,043 locations, $8,364 average, $25,453,015, one week.


2. “Gnomeo and Juliet,” Disney, $25,415,717, 3,014 locations, $8,433 average, $56,436,249, two weeks.

3. “I Am Number Four,” Disney, $22,755,854, 3,154 locations, $7,215 average, $22,755,854, one week.

4. “Just Go With It,” Sony, $21,581,024, 3,548 locations, $6,083 average, $64,136,988, two weeks.

5. “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,” Fox, $18,735,026, 2,821 locations, $6,641 average, $18,735,026, one week.

6. “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” Paramount, $16,364,188, 3,118 locations, $5,248 average, $51,236,937, two weeks.

7. “The King’s Speech,” Weinstein Co., $8,063,897, 2,086 locations, $3,866 average, $104,775,873, 13 weeks.

8. “The Roommate,” Sony Screen Gems, $4,468,309, 2,160 locations, $2,069 average, $33,061,873, three weeks.

9. “The Eagle,” Focus, $4,333,044, 2,296 locations, $1,887 average, $15,840,242, two weeks.

10. “No Strings Attached,” Paramount, $3,576,797, 1,966 locations, $1,819 average, $66,490,084, five weeks.

11. “True Grit,” Paramount, $2,885,736, 1,465 locations, $1,970 average, $164,603,239, nine weeks.

12. “Sanctum,” Universal, $1,968,990, 1,377 locations, $1,430 average, $22,277,775, three weeks.

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