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‘Shrek’ spinoff ‘Puss in Boots’ opens with $34M

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Antonio Banderas arrives at the premiere of “Puss In Boots,” at The Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. “Puss in Boots” landed on all fours, opening with an estimated $34 million to lead the box office. The PG-rated movie scored with family audiences on the weekend before Halloween, and also drew a large Hispanic crowd which made up 35 percent of its audience. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Antonio Banderas arrives at the premiere of “Puss In Boots,” at The Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. “Puss in Boots” landed on all fours, opening with an estimated $34 million to lead the box office. The PG-rated movie scored with family audiences on the weekend before Halloween, and also drew a large Hispanic crowd which made up 35 percent of its audience. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Puss in Boots” opened with a solid if not spectacular $34 million, which was still good enough for a Halloween weekend record.

The 3-D animated family film, spun off from DreamWorks’ “Shrek” franchise, will hope to stay frisky next weekend and beyond to capitalize on largely positive reviews and audience reaction.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Puss in Boots,” Paramount/Dreamworks Animation, $34,077,439, 3,952 locations, $8,623 average, $34,077,439, one week.

2. “Paranormal Activity 3,” Paramount, $18,144,516, 3,329 locations, $5,450 average, $80,919,170, two weeks.

3. “In Time,” Fox, $12,050,368, 3,122 locations, $3,860 average, $12,050,368, one week.

4. “Footloose,” Paramount, $5,502,026, 3,224 locations, $1,707 average, $38,544,825, three weeks.

5. “The Rum Diary,” Film District, $5,135,369, 2,272 locations, $2,260 average, $5,135,369, one week.

6. “Real Steel,” Disney, $4,783,149, 2,914 locations, $1,641 average, $73,941,416, four weeks.

7. “The Three Musketeers,” Summit, $3,507,359, 3,017 locations, $1,163 average, $14,847,237, two weeks.

8. “The Ides of March,” Sony/Columbia, $2,804,435, 1,572 locations, $1,784 average, $33,600,618, four weeks.

9. “Moneyball,” Sony/Columbia, $2,387,049, 1,631 locations, $1,464 average, $67,408,099, six weeks.

10. “Courageous,” Sony/Tristar, $1,838,096, 1,134 locations, $1,621 average, $27,681,975, five weeks.

11. “Johnny English Reborn,” Universal, $1,693,915, 1,554 locations, $1,090 average, $6,464,685, two weeks.

12. “Ra. One,” Eros International, $1,654,023, 189 locations, $8,751 average, $1,654,023, one week.

13. “Dolphin Tale,” Warner Bros., $1,633,429, 1,838 locations, $889 average, $67,035,293, six weeks.

14. “50/50,” Summit, $1,408,150, 1,194 locations, $1,179 average, $31,339,863, five weeks.

15. “Anonymous,” Sony/Columbia, $1,021,768, 265 locations, $3,856 average, $1,021,768, one week.

16. “Thing, The,” Universal, $857,325, 1,394 locations, $615 average, $16,075,075, three weeks.

17. “Margin Call,” Roadside Attractions, $721,316, 140 locations, $5,152 average, $1,482,563, two weeks.

18. “Dream House,” Universal, $397,815, 585 locations, $680 average, $20,834,395, five weeks.

19. “The Help,” Disney, $392,658, 450 locations, $873 average, $166,904,059, 12 weeks.

20. “The Way,” Abramorama, $358,267, 258 locations, $1,389 average, $1,610,024, four weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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