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February 22, 2010 (3:07 am) GMT
The Leonardo DiCaprio-starring thriller enters the chart on the top spot on its first weekend, collecting $41.1 million.

"" has stolen the champion title at Box Office chart from "". The film which has just been released in U.S. theaters on February 19 has taken in $41.1 million domestic gross, more than twice the number gained by the current runner-up.

The Martin Scorsese-directed thriller faced criticism from fans when it was pushed back from its original release date of October 2, 2009, but now the delay seems worth it. "We have rarely felt more pressure about an opening," Paramount's vice chairman Rob Moore stated. "Everyone was standing over us to see if the decision was a good one. Luckily, the result was phenomenal."

Last week winner "Valentine's Day" dropped 70.4% in ticket sales, making it land the second place with $16.7 million. Meanwhile, "" still gave a strong competition on its tenth weekend as it jumped one position to the third with an additional $16.2 million revenue.

The James Cameron-directed sci-fi swapped position with "" which nabbed the fourth place in its second week, earning $15.2 million. Meanwhile, former runner-up "" lost three positions and only managed to secure the fifth slot with an approximately $9.9 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for February 19-21:

  1. "" - $41.1 million
  2. "" - $16.7 million
  3. "" - $16.2 million
  4. "" - $15.2 million
  5. "" - $9.9 million
  6. "" - $7.1 million
  7. "" - $4.4 million
  8. "" - $3 million
  9. "" - $2.7 million
  10. "" - $2.2 million


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