LOS ANGELES (AP) — A dolphin has dethroned “The Lion King” at the weekend box office.
The Warner Bros. family film “Dolphin Tale” held up well with $14.2 million in its second weekend to take over at No. 1 from “The Lion King,” the Disney reissue that had been the top movie the previous two weekends.READ MORE: 'I'm Broken Emotionally': Woman Hurt After Violent Beverly Hills Robbery Speaks Out
Studio estimates Sunday showed “The Lion King” slipping to third-place with $11.1 million, just behind Sony’s Brad Pitt baseball tale “Moneyball,” which was No. 2 in its second weekend with $12.5 million.READ MORE: 'I'm Shocked' Say Redondo Beach Neighbors After Learning That Man In His 30s Was Shot, Killed
The three holdover films held off a rush of new wide releases. In a photo finish for the No. 4 spot were Summit Entertainment’s cancer comic drama “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, with $8.85 million and Sony’s Christian-themed police drama “Courageous” with $8.8 million.MORE NEWS: Bell Gardens Police Find`Ghost Gun' While Searching For Suspect
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