- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Dolphin Tale” floated to the top of the box office in its second weekend, earning $13.9 million to take over from “The Lion King,” whose 3-D reissue had led the previous two weekends.

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. “Dolphin Tale,” Warner Bros., $13,912,419, 3,515 locations, $3,958 average, $37,183,796, two weeks.

2. “Moneyball,” Sony, $12,031,592, 2,993 locations, $4,020 average, $38,000,130, two weeks.

3. “The Lion King,” Disney, $10,615,645, 2,340 locations, $4,537 average, $79,209,794, three weeks.

4. “Courageous,” Sony, $9,063,147, 1,161 locations, $7,806 average, $9,063,147, one week.

5. “50/50,” Summit, $8,644,095, 2,458 locations, $3,517 average, $8,644,095, one week.

6. “Dream House,” Universal, $8,209,185, 2,661 locations, $3,085 average, $8,209,185, one week.

7. “Abduction,” Lionsgate, $5,608,053, 3,118 locations, $1,799 average, $19,097,241, two weeks.

8. “What’s Your Number?”, Fox, $5,421,669, 3,002 locations, $1,806 average, $5,421,669, one week.

9. “Killer Elite,” Open Road Films, $4,916,839, 2,986 locations, $1,647 average, $17,501,286, two weeks.

10. “Contagion,” Warner Bros., $4,907,154, 2,744 locations, $1,788 average, $64,569,619, four weeks.

11. “Drive,” FilmDistrict, $3,289,714, 1,974 locations, $1,667 average, $27,003,029, three weeks.

12. “The Help,” Disney, $3,015,995, 2,505 locations, $1,204 average, $159,373,023, eight weeks.

13. “Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain,” Code Black Entertainment, $735,231, 274 locations, $2,683 average, $6,250,719, four weeks.

14. “The Debt,” Focus, $628,884, 603 locations, $1,043 average, $30,073,751, five weeks.

15. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Fox, $541,075, 591 locations, $916 average, $174,482,629, nine weeks.

16. “Bad Teacher,” Sony, $473,817, 354 locations, $1,338 average, $100,226,015, 15 weeks.

17. “Warrior,” Lionsgate, $460,263, 707 locations, $651 average, $13,082,667, four weeks.

18. “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Paramount, $436,207, 350 locations, $1,246 average, $175,330,418, 11 weeks.

19. “Straw Dogs,” Sony Screen Gems, $426,681, 874 locations, $488 average, $10,067,903, three weeks.

20. “Colombiana,” Sony, $407,354, 412 locations, $989 average, $35,845,421, six weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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