`Roommate' opens big

The college thriller The Roommate has moved into the top spot at the box office with a $15.6 million debut during a typically slow Super Bowl weekend in which the National Football League championship game preoccupies movie fans.

The 3-D underwater cave adventure Sanctum drew modest crowds and came in second with $9.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com:

1. The Roommate, $15.6 million.

2. Sanctum, $9.2 million.

3. No Strings Attached, $8.4 million.

4. The King’s Speech, $8.3 million.

5. The Green Hornet, $6.1 million.

6. The Rite, $5.6 million.

7. The Mechanic, $5.4 million.

8. True Grit, $4.8 million.

9. The Dilemma, $3.5 million.

10. Black Swan, $3.4 million.


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