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Monday March 8, 2010 11:15 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Wonderful Start for Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Something tells me we’ll be seeing more collaborations between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton soon.

, the latest project from the famous movie-making team, unfolded to a whopping $116 million over the Oscar weekend. Disney’s 3-D adaptation had the best open ever for a non-sequel and the largest debut for any winter release outside of the holiday season. (And we thought Passion of the Christ‘s $83.8 million looked good six years ago.)

Tim Burton’s entry gave the director his best first weekend to date (compared to the $68.5 million Planet of the Apes grossed in 2001). The movie did, though, come in second to Johnny Depp’s personal high. (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men’s Chest raked in $135.6 million in 2006.)

Alice also topped all 3-D openers…including Avatar. (Granted, James Cameron did have a blizzard to contend with at the time.)

Read More | Box Office Mojo

  1. Alice in Wonderland, Disney, $116,101,023 (avg. $31,143)
  2. Brooklyn’s Finest, Overture Films, $13,350,299 (avg. $6896)
  3. Shutter Island, Paramount, $13,225,411 (avg. $4162)
  4. Cop Out, Warner Bros., $9,289,311 (avg. $2949)
  5. Avatar, 20th Century Fox, $8,118,102 (avg. $3753)
  6. The Crazies, Overture Films, $7,078,851 (avg. $2856)
  7. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, 20th Century Fox, $5,124,623 (avg. $1712)
  8. Valentine’s Day, Warner Bros., $4,154,110 (avg. $1366)
  9. Crazy Heart, Fox Searchlight, $3,312,591 (avg. $2600)
  10. Dear John, Sony Screen Gems, $2,782,079 (avg. $1115)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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