Four new films released state side last week tried their best but failed to dethrone The Lion King from the top spot. Brad Pitt’s new sports comedy ‘Moneyball’ briefly looked like it was ahead of the Lion King but Sunday’s takings put that to bed. Actor turned director Charles Martin Smith’s Dolphin Tale came in at number 3, the family comedy stars Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd.
1 The Lion King (in 3D) $22,130,000
2 Moneyball $20,600,000
3 Dolphin Tale $20,260,000
4 Abduction $11,200,000
5 Killer Elite $9,500,000
6 Contagion $8,565,000
7 Drive (2011) $5,771,000
8 The Help $4,400,000
9 Straw Dogs (2011) $2,100,000
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