Rio” much louder than “Scream,” opens at $40M

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20th Cen­tury Fox’s ani­mated fam­ily film “Rio” made much more noise than Scream 4 could, open­ing in North Amer­ica in first place with $40 mil­lion this weekend.

Fea­tur­ing the voices of Anne Hath­away and Jesse Eisen­berg, Rio had the best debut of any film so far this year. It beat another ani­mated com­edy, Rango, by about $2 million.

In its sec­ond week­end over­seas, the 3D computer-animated Rio stayed in first place, mak­ing $53.9 mil­lion in 13,705 venues in 62 countries.

The movie, from Fox Ani­ma­tion and Blue Sky Stu­dios, has grossed $129.1 mil­lion over­seas and $169.1 mil­lion worldwide.

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