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Alice Pulls Off Three-peat at Box Office

For the third straight weekend, Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND has topped the weekend box office.

For the third straight weekend, Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND has topped the weekend box office. For the weekend of March 19-21, ALICE (vfx by Café FX, Matte World Digital, Nvizage, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Svengali Visual Effects) grew another $34.5 million, lifting its cume to $265.8 million.

Fox's DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, which was directed by former vfx artist Thor Freudenthal, debuted at #2 with $21.8 million. Debut films, THE BOUNTY HUNTER and REPO MEN (with vfx by Mr. X and Rodeo FX), followed right behind with $21 million and $6.15 million, respectively.

Paramount's comedy SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE fell from third to fifth with $6.01 million, making its two-week cume $20 million. GREEN ZONE, with vfx by Double Negative and Lip Sync Post, tumbled to sixth, earning another $5.96 million, which brought its total tally to $24.7 million.

Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND conjured up an additional $4.76 million. The mind-bending thriller, with vfx from Crazy Horse Effects, Gentle Giant Studios, Mark Rappaport Creature Effects and New Deal Studios, has earned $115.8 million.

AVATAR drops a single slot to eighth, corralling another $4 million, raising its all-time leading box office cume to $736.9 million.

Rounding out the top ten were Fox Searchlight's OUR FAMILY WEDDING at #9 with $3.8 million and a $13.7 million cume, and Summit's REMEMBER ME at #10 with $3.3 million and a $13.9 million cume.

Box office numbers obtained at boxofficemojo.com.

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