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Rob Pattinson Gets to Third at the Box Office

Rio clung to its cozy No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, garnering another $26.8 million, bumping its cumulative earnings to a cool $81.2 million. The film's box-office victory marks the fourth weekend in a row in which animated talking animals have landed in the top spot, in case you're looking for moneymaking schemes. Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family took the box's second spot, making $25.7 million during its debut weekend and earning the weekend's highest per screen average. In third place, Water for Elephants, a vehicle for Rob Pattinson's transcendent beauty, earned $17.5 million during its first weekend. Hop stayed in the top five, landing in fourth place with $12.4 million, bumping its cumulative earnings to $100.5 million. And Scream 4 took fifth place, earning another $7.1 million, bumping its cumulative earnings to $31.1 million. [BoxOfficeMojo]