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‘Cinderella’ sweeps away competition to take the weekend box office

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With the live action fantasy offering of Cinderella almost taking in more than last week’s top 10 movies combined, it’s safe to say that this weekend’s box-office draw was much stronger than the previous week’s abysmal showing.

The Cate Blanchett-led update of the classic tale dominated in its opening week to the tune of $70 million, far surpassing the disappointing showing for the Liam Neeson action film, Run All Night, which also features Oscar- and Grammy-winning rapper, Common, but was only able to take in $11 million. Kingsman: The Secret Service was able to climb back to the No. 3 position with $6.2 million. Will Smith’s Focus brought in an additional $5.8 million to continue its slow crawl toward breaking even with $50 million budgeted to make the film. And rounding out the top five is last week’s No. 1 film, Chappie, which earned another $5.8 million.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Cinderella – $70M

2. Run All Night  – $11M

3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $6.2M

4. Focus – $5.8M

5. Chappie – $5.8M

6. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$5.7M

7. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $4.1M

8. McFarland, USA$3.6M

9. American Sniper – $2.93M

10. The DUFF – $2.9M