Wimpy Kid Beats Sucker Punch at the Box Office

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In an upset, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, David Bowers's sequel to last year's surprise comedy hit Diary of a Wimpy Kid, landed in first place at the box office this weekend, grossing $24.4 million and sucker punching Zack Snyder's big-budget Sucker Punch. In second place, Snyder's gang of ass-kicking girls in skimpy outfits only earned $19 million. (Warner Bros. reportedly spent over $100 million making and marketing Sucker Punch; Wimpy Kid was produced for about $21 million.) Meanwhile, Limitless, last weekend's victor, took third place, grossing $15.2 million in its second weekend, and The Lincoln Lawyer took fourth place, earning $11 million in its second weekend. Finally, Rango slid into fifth place, earning another $9.8 million, bumping its cumulative earnings to $106.4 million. [Box Office Mojo, NYT]