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'Wimpy Kid' Dodges 'Sucker Punch' at Box Office

Twentieth Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules proved that it wasn’t such a wimp after all, as it held off all competition to take top honors at the box office over the weekend, raking in $24.4 million.

Like the original Wimpy Kid movie, Greg Hefley still desires popularity but still can't get out of his own awkward way and his older brother Rodrick is more than willing to facilitate Greg's embarrassing antics.

Coming in second at the box office was the Warner Bros. film, Sucker Punch, which garnered $19 million.

Completing the top five were Limitless at $15.2 million, The Lincoln Lawyer at $11.0 million and Rango at $9.8 million, in that order.

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Movie Review: 'Sucker Punch'

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- In the highly stylized and equally atrocious Sucker Punch, Emily Browning is Baby Doll.  After her stepfather frames her for the murder of her sister, she winds up in a mental institution with the promise of a lobotomy -- procedure that will seem appealing to you halfway through this "movie."

In a complete break from reality, Baby Doll creates an alternate world in which she and a team of scantily-clad inmates hatch a plan to escape.  Within that world, Baby Doll imagines scenarios in which she and her sisters-in-thongs fight off zombie Nazis and Sauron's-army-central-casting rejects from Lord of the Rings.

The dialogue is completely inane with gems like, "Take that you ugly mother."  The most sensible line in Sucker Punch comes from a fire-breathing dragon who says, "Roarrrrrrrrr!"

On a positive note, the music is cool!  Browning's cover of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" is particularly haunting but, unfortunately, it will forever be associated with this mess.

Writer/director Zach Snyder worked hard on Sucker Punch but he should've worked harder on constructing a good story.  One out of five stars.  

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'Sucker Punch,' 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Sequel Open Friday

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

-- Sucker Punch: Emily Browning is a young woman locked away in a mental institution who attempts to escape via a fantasy world she creates.  Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm and Carla Gugino also star in this film, helmed by 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder.  Rated PG-13.

-- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: The sequel, based on the bestselling novel by Jeff Kinney, continues to follow the adventures of Greg, who's now a seventh-grader and is being forced by his parents to get along with his older brother, the mischievous Rodrick.  Rated PG.

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