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J. Edgar” will join a parade of potential Academy Awards contenders arriving before year’s end as Hollywood rolls into its most diverse season, when drama, comedy, action and family films share screen time.

“This was one of the first weekends we’ve seen in a while that had a nice combination of films that gave us a really solid weekend,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “To me, this is what the holiday season is all about, having films like `Immortals’ in the mix in the top-five with a drama like `J. Edgar.’”

The variety clicked with audiences this weekend. Overall revenues came in at $137 million, up 13 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Megamind” led with $29.1 million, according to Hollywood.com.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Immortals,” $32 million ($36 million international).

2. “Jack and Jill,” $26 million ($2.7 million international).

3. “Puss in Boots,” $25.5 million ($4.5 million international).

4. “Tower Heist,” $13.2 million ($7.6 million international).

5. “J. Edgar,” $11.5 million.

6. “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” $5.9 million.

7. “In Time,” $4.2 million ($8.5 million international).

8. “Paranormal Activity 3,” $3.6 million ($7.1 million international).

9. “Footloose,” $2.7 million.

10. “Real Steel,” $2 million ($12 million international).

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