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'Green Hornet' stings box office w/$34M debut

Actors Seth Rogen and Jay Chou are shown in a scene from the movie, 'The Green Hornet.' (Photo courtesy of Original Film Feature Films / Sony Pictures Entertainment)

January 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The tongue-in-cheek superhero film, "The Green Hornet" took the top spot at the weekend box office with $34 million.

The film, starring Seth Rogen as a playboy-turned-crimefighter took down last week's top earner, the Western "True Grit."

Universal's "The Dilemma," starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James opened the No. 2 spot, raking in $17.4 million.

Potential Oscar contenders "True Grit," "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan" respectively followed behind "Green Hornet" and "The Dilemma."

1. "The Green Hornet," $34 million.

2. "The Dilemma," $17.4 million.

3. "True Grit," $11.2 million.

4. "The King's Speech," $9 million.

5. "Black Swan," $8.1 million.

6. "Little Fockers," $7.1 million.

7. "Tron: Legacy," $5.6 million.

8. "Yogi Bear," $5.3 million.

9. "The Fighter," $5.1 million.

10. "Season of the Witch," $4.5 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.