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Box Office Breakdown: Green Lantern Fights Off Super 8

Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern

Even though the buzz for Green Lantern fizzled at the reveal of its rather disappointing full-length trailer, Ryan Reynold's abs the superhero flick managed to fight off last week's box office winner, Super 8.

The DC comic book adaptation scored $53 million at the box office in its first week, while the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg project Super 8 managed to finish second -- down from last week's top spot -- at $21.2 million . Jim Carrey's family comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins debuted in third place raking in $18.2 million, pushing last week's second place film X-Men: First Class  -- the X-Men prequel starring James Mcavoy and Michael Fassbender -- to fourth with $11.5 million.

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1. Green Lantern, Warner Bros., $53,185,000 (avg. $13,937)

2. Super 8, Paramount, $21,250,000 (avg. $6,235)

3. Mr. Popper's Penguins, 20th Century Fox, $18,200,000 (avg. $5,451)

4. X-Men: First Class, 20th Century Fox, $11,500,000 (avg. $3,407)

5. The Hangover Part II, Warner Bros., $9,635,000 (avg. $2,785)

6. Kung Fu Panda 2, Paramount/DreamWorks, $8,700,000 (avg. $2,508)

7. Bridesmaids, Universal, $7,487,000 (avg. $2,910)

8. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Disney, $6,236,000 (avg. $2,274)

9. Midnight in Paris, Sony, $5,237,000 (avg. $5,045)

10. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, Relativity, $2,241,000 (avg. $888)

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