'Alice' tops Friday b.o. again

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' opens strong

Three wide openers rung up less boxoffice on Friday than "Alice in Wonderland" fetched in its 15th day of domestic release.

Disney's 3D fantasy fetched $9.9 million on the day for $241.2 million in cumulative b.o. at the start of its third session.

As for the new pics, Sony's actioner "The Bounty Hunter" was the best on the day with $7.7 million. That was good for second place among all Friday grossers.

But Fox's family comedy "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" had a phenomenal start to its theatrical campaign with $7.4 million in third place. That's because PG-rated "Kid" was expected to start the frame softly and then do big biz at family matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

With such an auspicious start to the weekend, "Kid" now appears well positioned to snatch the session's silver medal by the end of the three-day frame.

By contrast, Universal's scifi thriller "Repo Men" marked an awful first day with just $2.2 million in fourth place on Friday. That means the R-rated sci-fi thriller -- starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker -- likely will be mired in the single-digit millions through Sunday.

Meantime, Uni's Matt Damon starrer "Green Zone" looks likely to suffer through a soph session as disappointing as its first. The Iraq War thriller registered $1.8 million in sixth place on Friday, shaping an eight-day cume of $20.6 million.
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