‘Green Lantern’ launches with modest $53.2M debut

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Reynolds’ “Green Lantern” sparked its way to a $53.2 million opening weekend, good enough for a No. 1 finish but a modest start compared to other superhero adventures.

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. “Green Lantern,” Warner Bros., $53,174,303, 3,816 locations, $13,935 average, $53,174,303, one week.

2. “Super 8,” Paramount, $21,472,020, 3,408 locations, $6,300 average, $73,002,809, two weeks.

3. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” Fox, $18,445,355, 3,339 locations, $5,524 average, $18,445,355, one week.

4. “X-Men: First Class,” Fox, $11,933,524, 3,375 locations, $3,536 average, $120,358,086, three weeks.

5. “The Hangover Part II,” Warner Bros., $10,071,339, 3,460 locations, $2,911 average, $233,110,617, four weeks.

6. “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Paramount, $9,027,671, 3,469 locations, $2,602 average, $143,670,468, four weeks.

7. “Bridesmaids,” Universal, $7,097,735, 2,573 locations, $2,759 average, $136,450,725, six weeks.

8. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Disney, $6,646,249, 2,742 locations, $2,424 average, $220,746,502, five weeks.

9. “Midnight in Paris,” Sony Pictures Classics, $4,884,800, 1,038 locations, $4,706 average, $21,446,614, five weeks.

10. “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer,” Relativity Media, $2,103,465, 2,524 locations, $833 average, $11,029,307, two weeks.

11. “The Tree of Life,” Fox Searchlight, $1,163,923, 115 locations, $10,121 average, $3,900,355, four weeks.

12. “Thor,” Paramount, $1,145,076, 875 locations, $1,309 average, $176,111,078, seven weeks.

13. “Fast Five,” Universal, $872,160, 729 locations, $1,196 average, $206,816,880, eight weeks.

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