The film Rio has beaten Robert Pattinson's much-hyped movie Water for Elephants, which has been released this weekend, at the Box Office. The 20th Century Fox movie has continued to enjoy the glory of topping the chart for the third week. According to Box Office records, it has become the highest grossing movie of the year 2011.
Rio debuted with $39.2 million during its opening weekend on approximately 6,400 screens at 3,826 theaters. So far, the movie has earned $81,261,000 in North America along with an estimated $204,700,000 in other territories, which totals up to $286,000,000 worldwide.
The 3D animation movie has earned 26.8 million last weekend. Madea's Big Happy Family is in the second spot with its earning $25.8 million, while Water for Elephants is in number three position with it collection reaching $17.5 million in the opening week.
The following is the Box Office report of top ten movies for April 22-24:
1. Rio - $26.8 million
2. Madea's Big Happy Family - $25.8 million
3. Water for Elephants - $17.5 million
4. Hop - $12.5 million
5. Scream 4 - $7.2 million
6. African Cats - $6.4 million
7. Soul Surfer - $5.6 million
8. Insidious - $5.4 million
9. Hanna - $5.3 million
10. Source Code - $5 million