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3-D Lion King roars to $30.2M opening

Wednesday, 21 September, 2011, 07:23

A re-release of an old movie topped several new offerings at the box office, with The Lion King 3-D making $30.2 million in its debut. Monday's final figure surpassed the Sunday studio estimate of $29.3 million. The Disney animated musical favorite, now rendered in 3-D, features the voices of Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons. It was the rare family film in a sea of challenging and R-rated fare this past weekend. Last week's top movie, the Warner Bros. thriller Contagion, dropped into second place with $14.5 million. It's now grossed $44.3 million over two weeks. The top five movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are :

Box-office top 5

1 The Lion King 3-D

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Disney Total collection: $30,151,614

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2 Contagion

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Warner Bros. Total collection: $44,260,524

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3 Drive

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Trade Facts : Presented by: FilmDistrict Total collection: $11,340,461

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4 The Help

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Disney Total collection: $147,439,793

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5 Straw Dogs

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Trade Facts : Presented by: Sony Screen Gems Total collection: $5,123,760

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Courtesy : Associated Press

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