"Source Code," a suspense flic featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, was a distant second with more than $15.05 million.
"Insidious," with Patrick Wilson, was a close third with more than $13.49 million.
All studio estimates of gross box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" was fourth with $10.2 million; "Limitless" fifth with more than $9.4 million; "The Lincoln Lawyer" sixth with $7.05 million; "Sucker Punch" seventh with more than $6.08 million; "Rango" eighth with $4.56 million; and "Paul" ninth with $4.3 million.
"Battle: Los Angeles" rounded out the top 10 with $3.5 million.
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