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Weekend Box Office: 'Wreck-It Ralph' Takes An Early Lead With 'Flight' In Second

11/03/2012 02:34 pm ET

Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" is seeing early success at the weekend box office. The 3D animated picture, which stars John C. Reilly as the voice of Ralph, opened Friday to a $13.4 million gross across 2,752 screens.

Directed by Rich Moore, the video game nostalgia flick, has received largely favorable reviews and an A CinemaScore. THR projects the film to end the weekend with a total in the $45 million to $50 million range, an amount that will help to combat the film's $165 million budget.

Denzel Washington's "Flight" also saw a strong start to the weekend with an $8.2 million opening. It is on pace for a $23 million weekend. The Robert Zemeckis drama is playing on a smaller number of screens at 1,800, and, with a $31 million budget, has less ground to make up.

In third place was a tie between Ben Affleck's acclaimed film, "Argo," and kung fu flick, "The Man With the Iron Fists." The latter opened Friday with $3.1 million in ticket sales. The Quentin Tarantino movie stars RZA and is on pace for a $7.6 million weekend.

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