'Alice' reigns over Friday b.o.
3D film opens with $41 millionPlenty of moviegoers followed Alice down the rabbit hole on Friday as Disney's 3D "Alice in Wonderland" opened to a hallucinatory estimate of $41 million.
Setting up shop in 3,728 theaters, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's PG-rated revisionist take on the Lewis Carroll classic, is on track to climb above the $110 million mark for the weekend.
While "Alice" dominated the scene, Overture's R-rated cop drama "Brooklyn's Finest," directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Don Cheadle and Richard Gere, still found solid footing. Bowing in 1,936 locations, it took in $4.8 million for a second place showing.
Meanwhile, Paramount's psychological thriller "Shutter Island" moved into third place after two weekends in the top spot. Its Friday haul amounted to nearly $4 million as its collective domestic gross moves in the $90 million range this weekend.
In its second weekend, Warners' buddy cop movie "Cop Out" ranked four for the day with $2.9 million.
Overture's zombie tale "The Crazies" was fifth with $2.3 million.
Although it ceded most of its 3D theaters to "Alice," "Avatar" still hung in in sixth place with nearly $2 million for the day.