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Box Office: 'Puss in Boots' tramples Timberlake, Depp [Video]

October 31, 2011 |  1:54 pm

Puss in Boots was the No 1 film at the box office this weekend

The animated 3-D film "Puss in Boots" easily climbed to the top of the weekend box office, grossing $34 million. Though that was far more than any other new film collected at the multiplex, the opening was still relatively soft for a movie from DreamWorks Animation. In recent years, the studio's popular family films have typically debuted with at least $40 million in ticket sales.

Meanwhile, it wasn't a great weekend for either Justin Timberlake or Johnny Depp. Singer-turned-actor Timberlake's sci-fi action flick "In Time" collected only a moderate $12 million, prompting questions about his clout as a leading man. And Depp's passion project, "The Rum Diary," flopped. Even the actor's star power couldn't attract moviegoers to the picture, which is based on a novel by Depp's longtime friend, the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

For more on the weekend's hits and misses, check out the latest box-office video report.

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-- Amy Kaufman

twitter.com/AmyKinLA

Photo: A scene from "Puss in Boots." Credit: DreamWorks Animation


 
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