'Green Hornet' stings movie-goers for $34 million to win weekend

green-hornet-box-office.jpg "The Green Hornet" grossed approximately $34 million over the weekend, which makes it one of the highest openings ever for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, second only to "Cloverfield" in 2008 that brought in $46 million. Estimates have "Hornet" grossing roughly $40.5 through Monday.

The Kevin James-Vince Vaughn comedy "The Dilemma" took second with a soft $17.4 million, putting it on pace for a $20 million four-day total. "True Grit's" $11.1 million was good for third place. The Western is estimated to have a box office total of $128.5 million through Monday.

"The King's Speech" finished in fourth place after its nationwide expansion with $9.1 million, bringing its total to $44.6. "Black Swan" also had a good showing at $8.1 million, bringing its total to $72.8. Both movies are expected to take home some awards at the 68th annual Golden Globes, airing live Sunday night (Jan. 16) on NBC.

The full top 10 box office numbers will be posted when they become available.

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