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'Super 8' reels in No. 1 weekend with $35.5M

In this film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, from left, Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Joel Courtney and Riley Griffiths are shown in a scene from "Super 8." J.J. Abrams' latest sci-fi thriller opened nationwide Friday, June 10, 2011.(AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

In this film publicity image released by Paramount Pictures, from left, Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Joel Courtney and Riley Griffiths are shown in a scene from "Super 8." J.J. Abrams' latest sci-fi thriller opened nationwide Friday, June 10, 2011.(AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

LOS ANGELES -- J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tale "Super 8" debuted as the weekend's No. 1 movie with $35.5 million, bumping "X-Men: First Class" to No. 2 with $24.1 million in its second weekend.

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 Hollywood.com are:

1. "Super 8," Paramount, $35,451,168, 3,379 locations, $10,492 average, $36,451,168, one week.

2. "X-Men: First Class," Fox, $24,128,986, 3,692 locations, $6,535 average, $98,023,335, two weeks.

3. "The Hangover Part II," Warner Bros., $17,667,329, 3,675 locations, $4,807 average, $215,727,461, three weeks.

4. "Kung Fu Panda 2," Paramount, $16,543,166, 3,929 locations, $4,211 average, $126,813,240, three weeks.

5. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Disney, $10,945,764, 3,433 locations, $3,188 average, $208,873,258, four weeks.

6. "Bridesmaids," Universal, $10,066,290, 2,922 locations, $3,445 average, $123,815,865, five weeks.

7. "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer," Relativity Media, $6,076,859, 2,524 locations, $2,408 average, $6,076,859, one week.

8. "Midnight in Paris," Sony Pictures Classics, $5,830,723, 944 locations, $6,177 average, $13,909,196, four weeks.

9. "Thor," Paramount, $2,435,215, 1,782 locations, $1,367 average, $173,664,723, six weeks.

10. "Fast Five," Universal, $1,727,330, 1,329 locations, $1,300 average, $205,094,205, seven weeks.

11. "The Tree of Life," Fox Searchlight, $827,009, 47 locations, $17,596 average, $2,361,655, three weeks.

12. "Rio," Fox, $670,101, 527 locations, $1,272 average, $137,780,829, nine weeks.

13. "Water For Elephants," Fox, $478,835, 466 locations, $1,028 average, $56,599,794, eight weeks.

14. "Something Borrowed," Warner Bros., $464,296, 366 locations, $1,269 average, $37,626,409, six weeks.

15. "Jumping the Broom," Sony, $458,349, 365 locations, $1,256 average, $36,695,004, six weeks.

16. "Soul Surfer," Sony, $295,371, 317 locations, $932 average, $42,181,380, 10 weeks.

17. "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," IFC, $261,390, 123 locations, $2,125 average, $3,727,369, seven weeks.

18. "Beginners," Focus, $243,059, 19 locations, $12,793 average, $453,329, two weeks.

19. "Born to be Wild," Warner Bros., $204,253, 47 locations, $4,346 average, $6,767,781, 10 weeks.

20. "Ready," Eros, $190,097, 97 locations, $1,960 average, $781,855, two weeks.