“Rio” held on to its box office crown for the second weekend in a row, as it earned an estimated $26.8 million during Easter weekend, bringing its domestic box office gross to just over $80 million.
“Madea’s Big Happy Family” was close behind with a very decent $25.8 million, though it didn’t earn nearly as much as “Madea Goes to Jail” ($40 M) or “Madea’s Family Reunion” ($30 M).
The drama/romance “Water for Elephants” starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon came in at $17.5 million, which was about what it was predicted to earn. Coming in at fourth place was the Easter Bunny movie “Hop” with $12.5 million; its domestic total now tops $100 million.
“Scream 4” was in the fifth-place spot with $7.2 million. Its domestic total is now just over $30 million, which is still not as much as either “Scream 2” or “Scream 3” earned for their respective opening weekends and the fourth installment has been in theaters for 10 days.
The full Top 10 when it becomes available.