But "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," a documentary starring the teen heartthrob, was a close second with $30.26 million.
Studio estimates of gross U.S. box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.
The animated "Gnomeo and Juliet" was a strong third with $25.5 million.
"The Eagle Focus" was fourth with more than $8.58 million; "The Roommate" fifth with $8.4 million; "The King's Speech" sixth with more than $7.41 million; "No Strings Attached" seventh with more than $5.64 million; "Sanctum" eighth with more than $5.13 million; "True Grit" ninth with $3.77 million.
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