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Clint Eastwood Has His Best Opening Ever, Beats "Bride"

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LOS ANGELES — Clint Eastwood had another million-dollar baby with "Gran Torino," which led the box office with $29.5 million in its first weekend of wide release.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Media By Numbers LLC:

1. "Gran Torino," Warner Bros., $29,484,388, 2,808 locations, $10,500 average, $40,524,518, five weeks.

2. "Bride Wars," Fox, $21,058,173, 3,226 locations, $6,528 average, $21,058,173, one week.

3. "The Unborn," Universal, $19,810,585, 2,357 locations, $8,405 average, $19,810,585, one week.

4. "Marley & Me," Fox, $11,391,425, 3,478 locations, $3,275 average, $123,751,596, three weeks.

5. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Paramount, $9,212,515, 2,947 locations, $3,126 average, $94,092,395, three weeks.

6. "Bedtime Stories," Disney, $8,802,120, 3,511 locations, $2,507 average, $97,432,093, three weeks.

7. "Valkyrie," MGM, $6,617,065, 2,838 locations, $2,332 average, $71,464,448, three weeks.

8. "Yes Man," Warner Bros., $6,032,337, 2,955 locations, $2,041 average, $89,288,024, four weeks.

9. "Not Easily Broken," Sony Screen Gems, $5,314,278, 724 locations, $7,340 average, $5,314,278, one week.

10. "Seven Pounds," Sony, $3,818,230, 2,456 locations, $1,555 average, $66,748,686, four weeks.

11. "Slumdog Millionaire," Fox Searchlight, $3,782,340, 601 locations, $6,293 average, $34,127,195, nine weeks.

12. "Twilight," Summit, $2,841,852, 1,466 locations, $1,939 average, $181,448,642, eight weeks.

13. "The Tale of Despereaux," Universal, $2,733,585, 2,297 locations, $1,190 average, $47,584,450, four weeks.

14. "Doubt," Miramax, $2,521,118, 1,287 locations, $1,959 average, $22,959,422, five weeks.

15. "The Day the Earth Stood Still," Fox, $1,550,629, 1,512 locations, $1,026 average, $77,330,238, five weeks.

16. "Revolutionary Road," Paramount Vantage, $1,425,346, 135 locations, $10,558 average, $3,155,656, three weeks.

17. "Bolt," Disney, $1,370,487, 1,161 locations, $1,180 average, $111,806,897, eight weeks.

18. "The Reader," Weinstein Co., $1,346,742, 507 locations, $2,656 average, $5,510,453, five weeks.

19. "Milk," Focus, $1,296,051, 295 locations, $4,393 average, $19,163,996, seven weeks.

20. "Frost/Nixon," Universal, $891,627, 205 locations, $4,349 average, $7,631,181, six weeks.

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Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Rogue Pictures are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.; Sony Pictures, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; DreamWorks, Paramount and Paramount Classics are divisions of Viacom Inc.; Disney's parent is The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is a division of The Walt Disney Co.; 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Atomic are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros., New Line, Warner Independent and Picturehouse are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a consortium of Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Sony Corp., Comcast Corp., DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Quadrangle Group; Lionsgate is owned by Lionsgate Entertainment Corp.; IFC Films is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.