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Box Office: Fast Rise to the Top for Racing Sequel

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Fast Five has managed to trump all the animated comedies and big-budget productions of the year, earning $86.2 million in its opening weekend, the biggest box office debut in 2011 (so far).

The sequel drove Rio down to second place (it earned $14.7 million over the weekend). Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family earned $9.8 million in third place, and Water For Elephants nailed down fourth with $9.3 million. Disney’s lighthearted Prom had a rather dismal opening, debuting in fifth place with a $4.7 million take.

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Box Office: Rio Stays on Top

Rio - Number One at the Box Office

Rio is number one for the second week in a row. The animated family film earned $26.8 million at the box office over the weekend, barely edging out Tyler Perry’s sequel.

Madea’s Big Happy Family earned $25.8, just missing the number one mark set by Rio. Water for Elephants, driven by the much-touted on-screen pairing of Reese Witherspoon and Twilight star Robert Pattinson, debuted at third place with $17.5 million.

Hop continues to hang around in the top 5, earning $12.5 million to secure fourth place. Scream 4 fell to fifth, taking only $7.2 over the weekend.

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VIDEO: Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in New Trailer

Running away and joining the circus never looked so good.

The trailer above will give you a sneak peek at Water for Elephants, a new flick starring Robert Pattinson as a veterinary student who ditches school and jumps a circus train.

Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) plays the ringleader. Reese Witherspoon, now the envy of thousands of Twilight fans, stars as Pattinson’s wife Marlena.

Water for Elephants comes to theaters April 15.

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