‘Lion’ is king again with $21.9 million weekend

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - “The Lion King” ruled the box office for a second-straight weekend as the animated reissue took in $21.9 million.

Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball” debuted at No. 2 with $19.5 million, closely followed by the family film “Dolphin Tale,” which opened with $19.2 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. “The Lion King,” Disney, $21,929,332, 2,330 locations, $9,412 average, $61,475,402, two weeks.

2. “Moneyball,” Sony, $19,501,302, 2,993 locations, $6,516 average, $19,501,302, one week.

3. “Dolphin Tale,” Warner Bros., $19,152,401, 3,507 locations, $5,461 average, $19,152,401, one week.

4. “Abduction,” Lionsgate, $10,925,253, 3,118 locations, $3,504 average, $10,925,253, one week.

5. “Killer Elite,” Open Road Films, $9,300,000, 2,986 locations, $3,115 average, $9,300,000, one week.

6. “Contagion,” Warner Bros., $8,451,226, 3,136 locations, $2,695 average, $57,007,898, three weeks.

7. “Drive,” Film District, $5,763,998, 2,904 locations, $1,985 average, $21,417,373, two weeks.

8. “The Help,” Disney, $4,370,051, 2,695 locations, $1,622 average, $154,414,153, seven weeks.

9. “Straw Dogs,” Sony Screen Gems, $2,051,333, 2,408 locations, $852 average, $8,835,187, two weeks.

10. “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” Weinstein Co., $2,002,040, 2,490 locations, $804 average, $7,968,465, two weeks.

11. “The Debt,” Focus, $1,260,611, 1,067 locations, $1,181 average, $28,967,074, four weeks.

12. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Fox, $1,162,288, 1,178 locations, $987 average, $173,600,811, eight weeks.

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