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'Green Lantern' lights up weekend box office

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively appear in a scene from the 2011 film 'Green Lantern.' (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)

June 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Green Lantern" lit up the box office this weekend.

The latest DC Comics mega movie pulled in $52.7 dollars domestically, easily taking the weekend title.

The film, starring Ryan Reynolds, pulled in another $17 million.

Overall it's considered a solid but unremarkable opening compared to other comic book films.

Last week's top film "Super 8" slipped to number two, pulling in just over $21 million.

The Jim Carrey film "Mr. Popper's Penguins" debuted at third place.

Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

  1. "Green Lantern," $52.7 million ($17 million international).
  2. "Super 8," $21.3 million.
  3. "Mr. Popper's Penguins," $18.2 million.
  4. "X-Men: First Class," $11.5 million.
  5. "The Hangover Part II," $9.6 million ($21.4 million international).
  6. "Kung Fu Panda 2," $8.7 million ($52.5 million).
  7. "Bridesmaids," $7.5 million ($7.3 million international).
  8. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," $6.2 million ($25.9 million international).
  9. "Midnight in Paris," $5.2 million.
  10. "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer," $2.2 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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