Box Office: Even Brad Pitt can't take 'The Lion King's' crown

lion-king-3d.jpgIt's the circle of life.

Friday box office estimates showed Brad Pitt's "Moneyball" in the lead, but after Saturday matinees were factored in, "The Lion King's" 3-D re-release took back the crown and came in at No. 1 for the weekend with $22,130,000 in its second week. "Moneyball" was in second place, earning $20,600,000.

Warner Bros. feel-good family film "Dolphin Tale" was a very close third place with $20,260,000, trouncing the Taylor Lautner led thriller "Abduction," which only made $11,200,000. Guess this weekend's movie-goers were Team Edward.

Coming in at No. 5 in its first week in theaters was Open Roads Studio's assassin thriller "Killer Elite," with an all-star cast of Jason Statham, Robert DeNiro, Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski, and Dominic Purcell.

The rest of the weekend's Top 12 is below, with the Friday/Saturday/Sunday total followed by the total gross.

1. THE LION KING 3D         $22,130,000         $61,676,000
2. MONEYBALL                $20,600,000         $20,600,000
3. DOLPHIN TALE            $20,260,000         $20,260,000
4. ABDUCTION                 $11,200,000         $11,200,000
5. KILLER ELITE               $9,500,000           $9,500,000
6. CONTAGION                 $8,565,000           $57,122,000
7. DRIVE                             $5,771,107           $21,424,482
8. THE HELP                      $4,400,000           $154,444,000
9. STRAW DOGS               $2,100,000           $8,884,000
10. I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT          $2,053,000         $8,019,000
11. THE DEBT                      $1,288,598            $29,000,000
12. KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN           $1,225,000         $5,260,000
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