According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox's CG-animated Robots took the top spot at the weekend boxoffice by a wide margin as the second feature from the studio's Blue Sky Animation grossed an estimated $36.5 million from 3,776 locations.
Last weekend's top film, Buena Vista's Vin Diesel starrer The Pacifier dropped to second position with an estimated $18.1 million, a 41% decline in its sophomore frame.
MGM's Be Cool lost 56% in its second weekend to take No. 3 on the chart with an estimated $10.3 million. Miramax's Bruce Willis actioner Hostage opened at No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million.
Sony's Will Smith romantic comedy Hitch rounded out the weekend top five with an estimated $8.7 million. Mel Gibson's unrated pre-Easter release The Passion Recut from Newmarket Films opened in 954 locations but took in only about $240,000 for a $251 average.
Among limited release debuts, New Line's The Upside of Anger grossed an estimated $225,000 from nine theaters while Fox Searchlight's Millions from director Danny Boyle collected an estimated $73,000 from five screens. Final figures will be released Monday.
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