'Lion King' box office champ for 2nd week
Monday 26 September 2011
Disney's redux of "The Lion King" was crowned box office winner for a second straight week, with an estimated haul of $22.
Disney's new 3D version of the classic animated film now has a two-week domestic take of $61.7 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
Brad Pitt baseball drama "Moneyball" about a Major League team vying for glory despite its puny purse, came in second place with $20.6 million in tickets sold.
Third place went to "Dolphin Tale" a family film about a dolphin's long-shot survival after an accident that caused his tail to be amputated. The movie was expected to earn bout $20.3 million weekend.
Action picture "Abduction" debuted in fourth place with $11.2 million, while another new movie, "Killer Elite" opened in fifth, earning $9.5 million.
In sixth place was the Steven Soderbergh thriller "Contagion" about a team of doctors attempting to track and contain a deadly pandemic. It earned $8.6 million, for a three-week total $57.1 million.
Seventh place went to "Drive" about a Hollywood stunt driver working as a heist getaway driver, which earned $5.8 million.
Rounding out the top 10 were "The Help"' which earned $4.4 million, "Straw Dogs" which netted $2.1 million, and "I Don't Know How She Does It" with $2 million.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
FestivalsFive ways to avoid the portable toilets
Jurassic WorldThe results are completely brilliant
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage
Top Gear: Former co-host James May to present new BBC2 car show
The Rolling Stones announce biggest ever touring rock exhibition with Saatchi Gallery
Glastonbury 2015: The best bits you missed from Lionel Richie and the Dalai Lama to The Libertines' secret set
Glastonbury 2015: The picture of a man crowd surfing in a wheelchair is brilliant, but it wasn't taken at Glastonbury
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James' Twitter Q&A didn't exactly go as planned
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?