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"Blades of Glory" tops box office in N. America
2007-04-08 01:39:33 Xinhua English

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Xinhua) -- "Blades of Glory," a skating comedy, topped the box office in North America this Easter weekend, raking in an estimated 23 million U.S. dollars.

The comedy has grossed an estimated 68.4 million dollars since its debut last weekend, according to preliminary box office figures released Sunday by Media By Numbers.

The Encino-based box office tracker will release final figures for the Friday-to-Sunday period tomorrow.

The computer-animated Disney flick, "Meet The Robinsons," grossed an estimated 17 million dollars its second week at the box office.

The family comedy "Are We Done Yet?" debuted with an estimated 15 million. The movie, the sequel to "Are We There Yet?" opened Wednesday.

"Grindhouse," the double feature horror movies, debuted with anestimated 11.6 million.

Another horror movie debut, "The Reaping," starring Hilary Swank, took in 10 million. It opened Thursday.

Rounding out the top 12 were "300'' (8.8 million dollars); "Wild Hogs" (6.8 million); "Shooter'' (5.8 million); "TMNT" (4.9 million); "Firehouse Dog" (4 million); "Premonition" (3.2 million);"Reign Over Me" (2.5 million).

The dozen top-grossing films generated a total of 112.8 million, a 9.7 percent jump from the 102.8 million earned by the 12 highest-grossing movies during the same period a year ago.

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