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'The Rite' tops box office with $15M

'The Rite,' starring Anthony Hopkins, pulled in about $15 million in its debut weekend to top the weekend box office.

January 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Horror knocked romance out of the top spot at the box office this weekend.

"The Rite" starring Anthony Hopkins pulled in about $15 million in its debut weekend.

The movie tells the story of an American priest who travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school.

Last week's number one movie, "No Strings Attached," fell to number two, pulling in just under $14 million.

"The Green Hornet" and "The Mechanic" tied for third, with "The King's Speech" rounding out the top five.

The top 10 movies of the weekend were:

1. "The Rite," $15 million.

2. "No Strings Attached," $13.7 million.

3. "The Green Hornet," $11.5 million.

(tie) "The Mechanic, $11.5 million.

5. "The King's Speech," $11.1 million.

6. "True Grit," $7.6 million.

7. "The Dilemma," $5.5 million.

8. "Black Swan," $5.1 million.

9. "The Fighter," $4.1 million.

10. "Yogi Bear," $3.2 million.