'Roommate' Holds Lease On Box Office With $15M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The psycho thriller "The Roommate" led the box office with a $15 million debut over a slow weekend as the Super Bowl kept many film fans away from movie theaters.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Roommate," Sony Screen Gems, $15,002,635, 2,534 locations, $5,921 average, $15,002,635, one week.

2. "Sanctum," Universal, $9,447,930, 2,787 locations, $3,390 average, $9,447,930, one week.

3. "No Strings Attached," Paramount, $8,004,834, 3,050 locations, $2,625 average, $51,392,705, three weeks.

4. "The King's Speech," Weinstein Co., $7,712,353, 2,584 locations, $2,985 average, $83,527,544, 11 weeks.

5. "The Green Hornet," Sony, $5,966,229, 3,033 locations, $1,967 average, $87,088,622, four weeks.

6. "The Rite," Warner Bros., $5,589,311, 2,985 locations, $1,872 average, $23,701,534, two weeks.

7. "The Mechanic," CBS Films, $5,295,253, 2,704 locations, $1,958 average, $20,005,519, two weeks.

8. "True Grit," Paramount, $4,640,139, 2,902 locations, $1,599 average, $154,902,541, seven weeks.

9. "Black Swan," Fox Searchlight, $3,373,851, 1,977 locations, $1,707 average, $95,861,708, 10 weeks.

10. "The Dilemma," Universal, $3,282,555, 2,545 locations, $1,290 average, $45,574,025, four weeks.

11. "The Fighter," Paramount, $2,838,173, 1,662 locations, $1,708 average, $82,400,738, nine weeks.

12. "Yogi Bear," Warner Bros., $2,249,382, 1,807 locations, $1,245 average, $95,367,329, eight weeks.

13. "Tangled," Disney, $1,850,628, 1,369 locations, $1,352 average, $192,073,303, 11 weeks.

14. "Tron: Legacy," Disney, $1,363,991, 1,040 locations, $1,312 average, $168,758,238, eight weeks.

15. "127 Hours," Fox Searchlight, $1,348,746, 899 locations, $1,500 average, $15,679,195, 14 weeks.

16. "Little Fockers," Universal, $1,239,980, 1,355 locations, $915 average, $146,542,285, seven weeks.

17. "Blue Valentine," Weinstein Co., $786,441, 450 locations, $1,748 average, $7,268,846, six weeks.

18. "From Prada to Nada," Lionsgate, $748,852, 261 locations, $2,869 average, $2,097,423, two weeks.

19. "Biutiful," Roadside Attractions, $641,647, 179 locations, $3,585 average, $1,426,142, two weeks.

20. "Country Strong," Sony Screen Gems, $617,047, 948 locations, $651 average, $19,817,182, seven weeks.

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount and Paramount Vantage are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue Pictures is owned by Relativity Media LLC; Overture Films is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp.
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