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FLOP POP FIZZLE, FLOP POP FIZZLE: The Obligatory Weekend B.O. Report: ‘Alice’ Reigns Supreme For Second Week, ‘Green Zone’ Fails To Deliver, Apatow Laugher Scores

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Alice in Wonderland easily took the top spot for the second week in a row. There wasn’t much good news for Universal, as their $100M+ investment in Green Zone will be impossible to recoup. Despite the fact the movie starred Matt Damon and was directed by Paul Greengrass (who have teamed up before on the successful Bourne movies), stale subject matter (concerning the search for weapons of mass destruction in 2003) appeared to be a turnoff to audiences more interested in 3D escapism. It joins the list of other Iraq themed movies turned out to be box office disappointments like Home of the Brave, Rendition, In the Valley of Elah and Stop-Loss.

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1. Alice in Wonderland (Disney) $62M, Cume $209M

2. Green Zone (Universal) $14.5M

3. She’s Out of My League (Dreamworks SKG) $9.6M

4. Remember Me (Summit) $8.28M

5. Shutter Island (Paramount) $8.14M, Cume $108M

6. Our Family Wedding (Sneak Preview) $7.6M

7. Avatar (Fox) $6.6M, Cume $730M

8. Brooklyn’s Finest (Overture) $4.19M, Cume $21.4M

9. Cop Out (Warner Bros.) $4.23M, Cume $39.4M

10. The Crazies (Overture) $3.65M, Cume $33.4M

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*Bold indicates the weekend’s new releases.
Source: Box Office Mojo

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