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Weekend Box Office Good to the Lizards

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Rango, about a confused chameleon voiced by Johnny Depp, blew away the competition at this weekend's box office, earning a better than expected estimated $38 million – more than enough for an easy win over another debut, the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt sci-fi thriller The Adjustment Bureau.

Rounding out the top five were a surprise third place showing for the romance Beastly, then last week's number one – the comedy, Hall Pass – and Gnomeo & Juliet.

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'Hall Pass' Overtakes 'Gnomeo & Juliet' for Box Office Crown

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall Pass has slipped past Gnomeo & Juliet to steal the box office crown.

Based on the final totals released Monday, Hall Pass was the number-one movie over the weekend, earning $13.5 million, a slight increase from a previous estimate.  Gnomeo & Juliet, which had been projected to win the box office with $14.2 million, actually made $13.4 million, so the animated film will have to settle for the runner-up spot.

Here's the revised top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with final ticket sales:

1. Hall Pass, $13.5 million.
2. Gnomeo & Juliet, $13.4 million.
3. Unknown, $12.6 million.
4. I Am Number Four, $11 million.
5. Just Go with It, $10.5 million.
6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, $9.4 million.
7. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, $7.6 million.
8. The King's Speech, $7.3 million.
9. Drive Angry, $5.2 million.
10. True Grit, $1.9 million.

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Box Office Gets Animated, But Ticket Sales Remain Slow

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a slow Oscar weekend at the box office, opening the door for an animated winner.

In its third week in release, Gnomeo & Juliet trumped the debut of the Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass, which opened in second. Last week's winner, the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown, came in third.

Theater attendance remains weak, with revenues off at least 20 percent from last year.

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