"Rango" Captures Box-Office Top Spot with $38 Million! 


Johnny Depp is the Lizard King of Hollywood! "Rango," his latest animated film from Paramount debuted at No. 1 with $38 million! Returning to the loving arms of his "Pirates of the Caribbean" director, Gore Verbinski, Depp gave voice to the title character, a Wild West chameleon sheriff who was looking to complete his story. ("Rango" movie review)

Meanwhile, Universal's "Inception"-lite film, "The Adjustment Bureau" starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt took the No. 2 spot with $20.9 million, and CBS Films' "Beastly," a modern retelling of the classic "Beauty and the Beast" starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer opened at No. 3 with $10.1 million.

Compared to last year, box-office was down this past weekend. Last year, "Alice in Wonderland" opened with $116.1 million, and "Avatar" was still making waves. Not this year.

Here's the estimated list of the Top 10 box-office films for weekend of March 4th:

1. "Rango," $38 million.

2. "The Adjustment Bureau," $20.9 million.

3. "Beastly," $10.1 million

4. "Hall Pass," $9 million.

5. "Gnomeo and Juliet," $6.9 million.

6. "Unknown," $6.6 million.

7. "The King's Speech," $6.5 million.

8. "Just Go With It," $6.5 million.

9. "I Am Number Four," $5.7 million.

10. "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," $4.3 million.

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