03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Pink Panther" Tops Weekend Box Office...

Comic actor Steve Martin brought Inspector Clouseau back to the big screen in triumphant style as a remake of "The Pink Panther" pounced to the top of the North American box office this weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The update of Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy classic, with Martin assuming the role Peter Sellers originated as a bumbling, oblivious French detective on the hunt for a stolen pink diamond, grossed $21.7 million its first three days in theaters, distributor Columbia Pictures said.

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