'Titans' tops weekend boxoffice

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Giant scorpions and winged horses ruled the box office Sunday, as "Clash of the Titans" topped North American movie ticket sales, according to weekend estimates.

Warner Bros' 122 million dollar retelling of the Perseus legendary earned 61.4 million dollars in its first weekend, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

In second place was the African-American melodrama "Why Did I Get Married Too?" by writer, director, and actor Tyler Perry, with 30.2 million dollars in receipts.

The animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" was in third place, pulling in 29.2 million dollars, while the debut of the romantic Miley Cyrus movie, "The Last Song," was fourth with 16.2 million dollars in ticket sales.

Fifth place went to the live-action version of Lewis Carroll's children's classic "Alice in Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp, which has earned nearly 310 million total, including 8.3 million dollars this weekend.

The 3-D wizardry kept time-bending jacuzzi users at bay, with the R-rated comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine" earning eight million dollars for sixth place.

That put it ahead of "Bounty Hunter," a comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, which came in seventh with a 6.2 million-dollar take, and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," an adaptation of the Jeff Kinney cartoon novels, which slipped three places to eighth place with 5.5 million.

Ninth place went to the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League," in which a stunning beautiful woman and a dorky guy fall improbably in love, which earned 1.46 million dollars this weekend.

It came just ahead of Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" which was in 10th place, which also earned 1.46 million dollars.

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