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'Rio' Helps Box Office Bounce Back

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- After a dismal few weeks, box office ticket sales came back strong, led by the 3-D film, Rio.

The Fox animated film, which stars the voices of Jesse Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Tracy Morgan and George Lopez, topped the weekend box office, raking in $40 million. Coming in second over the weekend was Scream 4, with $19.3 million.

Hop ($11.2 million), Soul Surfer ($7.4 million) and Hanna ($7.3 million) rounded out the top five at the box office, in that order.

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'Arthur,' 'Your Highness,' 'Hanna,' 'Soul Surfer' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Arthur: In this remake of the 1981 classic, Russell Brand fills the role originated by Dudley Moore, a playboy who stands to inherit a fortune if he marries a woman chosen by his family.  The problem: he's in love with someone else.  Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Garner also star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Your Highness: Set in medieval times, this comedy stars Danny McBride and James Franco as two princes, Thadeous and Fabious, who must save Fabious' bride-to-be from an evil wizard.  Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel also star.  Rated R.

-- Hanna: A 16-year-old girl who was trained to be an assassin embarks upon a mission while being chased down by government agents.  Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett star.  Rated PG-13.

-- Soul Surfer: The film tells the true story of female teen surfer named Bethany Hamilton, who had her left arm bitten off by a shark, but later made a comeback.  AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and Carrie Underwood star.  Rated PG.

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Carrie Underwood's Big Screen Debut and New Soundtrack Tune Coming Soon

Photo Courtesy - Arista Nashville(NEW YORK) -- Carrie Underwood's big-screen debut in the movie Soul Surfer is coming out April 15, 2011, according to  The film tells the story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and then came back to become a champion surfer.

Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt also star in Soul Surfer.

In other news, Underwood's new song, "There's a Place for Us," will be released exclusively on iTunes on Nov. 16.  As previously reported, the singer co-wrote and recorded the tune for the new movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, hitting theaters Dec. 10.

She's already seen a rough cut of the movie and says "I was blown away by the film, and I think people are going to be really excited when they see it."

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