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August 11, 2009

MOVIES: ‘G.I. Joe’ rolls to box-office victory with $54.7M

LOS ANGELES — “G.I. Joe” has claimed the box-office spoils of war with a $54.7 million opening weekend for the action flick based on the Hasbro toys. Meryl Streep baked up a hit with the Julia Child tale “Julie & Julia.”

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com:

1. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” Paramount, $54,713,046, 4,007 locations, $13,654 average, $54,713,046, one week.

2. “Julie & Julia,” Sony, $20,027,956, 2,354 locations, $8,508 average, $20,027,956, one week.

3. “G-Force,” Disney, $9,870,594, 3,482 locations, $2,835 average, $86,183,076, three weeks.

4. “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” Warner Bros., $8,928,349, 3,455 locations, $2,584 average, $273,848,633, four weeks.

5. “Funny People,” Universal, $7,986,435, 3,008 locations, $2,655 average, $40,537,755, two weeks.

6. “The Ugly Truth,” Sony, $6,750,125, 2,975 locations, $2,269 average, $68,838,257, three weeks.

7. “A Perfect Getaway,” Universal, $5,948,555, 2,159 locations, $2,755 average, $5,948,555, one week.

8. “Aliens in the Attic,” Fox, $4,021,478, 3,108 locations, $1,294 average, $16,314,371, two weeks.

9. “(500) Days of Summer,” Fox Searchlight, $3,739,702, 817 locations, $4,577 average, $12,357,265, four weeks.

10. “Orphan,” Warner Bros., $3,674,306, 2,270 locations, $1,619 average, $34,766,199, three weeks.

11. “The Hangover,” Warner Bros., $3,369,178, 1,690 locations, $1,994 average, $261,979,331, 10 weeks.

12. “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” Paramount, $3,008,825, 1,948 locations, $1,545 average, $393,709,339, seven weeks.

13. “The Proposal,” Disney, $2,825,483, 1,870 locations, $1,511 average, $154,751,286, eight weeks.

14. “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” Fox, $2,670,160, 1,727 locations, $1,546 average, $187,871,005, six weeks.

15. “The Collector,” Freestyle Releasing, $1,275,753, 1,270 locations, $1,005 average, $6,351,293, two weeks.

16. “The Hurt Locker,” Summit, $1,260,820, 535 locations, $2,357 average, $8,987,925, seven weeks.

17. “Public Enemies,” Universal, $987,665, 906 locations, $1,090 average, $95,491,810, six weeks.

18. “Up,” Disney, $624,966, 431 locations, $1,450 average, $287,392,452, 11 weeks.

19. “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” Fox, $467,057, 329 locations, $1,420 average, $174,856,646, 12 weeks.

20. “Star Trek,” Paramount, $438,654, 375 locations, $1,170 average, $255,327,784, 14 weeks.

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