The new animated feature "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" jumped out to an early lead in its first weekend at the U.S. box office.

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The Web site Box Office Mojo reported Saturday that the stop-motion animation comedy took in just over $4 million on its opening day Friday.

The Jodie Foster airborne drama "Flightplan" was second with an estimated $3 million on Friday, running its overall take to $53.1 million.

The new Cameron Diaz-Toni Collette movie "In Her Shoes" opened with just over $3 million Friday, while the new Al Pacino-Matthew McConaughey gambling drama "Two for the Money" took in $2.8 million on its first day in theaters.

"The Gospel" -- the story of an R&B singer's faith crisis -- was No. 5 on Friday, with $2.5 million.

Box Office Mojo said the new rank-out comedy "Waiting" was No. 6 on Friday, followed by "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride,""A History of Violence,""Serenity" and "Into the Blue."