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'Rio' Tops 'Madea' & 'Elephants' at Box Office

'Rio' Tops 'Madea' & 'Elephants' at Box Office

Rio has taken the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row!

The 3-D animated feature brought in an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales, narrowly beating out Madea’s Big Happy Family, which took in $25.8 million.

Third place went to Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson‘s Water for Elephants, which took in $17.5 million and had audiences overwhelming comprised of women over 25 years old.

Also of note this weekend are Hop, which had a 17% increase over last weekend’s numbers, and African Cats, which had a solid start for a limited opening weekend.

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