`Green Hornet' No. 1 at box office

The Green Hornet is buzzing away with the top spot at the weekend box office.

The tongue-in-cheek superhero film starring Seth Rogen as a playboy-turned-crimefighter earned $34 million during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates released Sunday. Sony Screen Gems’ Green Hornet, which was directed by indie auteur Michel Gondry, shot down Paramount’s True Grit, the Western that reigned supreme the previous weekend.

The weekend’s other major new release, Universal’s The Dilemma, opened in the No. 2 spot.

Ticket sales are estimated for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters. Final figures will be released Monday.

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.


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