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Despicable Me Leads Weekend Box Office

Despicable Me, a cartoon film featuring the voice of Steve Carell, topped the weekend box office in North America. The film doubled its pre-opening forecasts with sales of $60.1 million across the U.S. and Canada. The film was produced for approximately $69 million by Illumination Entertainment through an exclusive financing and distribution deal with Universal.

Predators, starring Adrien Brody, opened at No. 3 with $25.3 million, up from a pre-opening estimate in the low $20 million range. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse fell to No. 2 with $33.4 million, Toy Story 3 slipped to No. 4 with $22 million, and The Last Airbender fell to No. 5 with $17.2 million.

Twilight Star Casted in 3-D Stretch Armstrong Movie

Universal Pictures has announced that Twilight star Taylor Lautner will play the title character in the studio’s upcoming movie based on Hasbro’s popular toy Stretch Armstrong. The Stretch Armstrong movie, which will be in 3-D, is set to be released in 2012.

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