Audiences continued their love affair for the second straight week with the Dr. Seuss animated elephant movie “Horton Hears a Who!” for the weekend ending March 23, industry sources reported today. The film took in an estimated $25.1 million in its second week, generating a total of $86.5 million to date. Last week the Jim Carrey vehicle premiered as the fifth-largest G-rated opening ever.

Holding the next three top spots over the Easter weekend were all newly-released films. These include Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” with $20 million; the horror film “Shutter,” which took in $10.7 million; and “Drillbit Taylor,” from some of the team responsible for last year’s hit “Superbad,” which came in a disappointing fourth place in $10.2 million. Rounding out the top five at the box office was the prehistoric adventure “10,000 B.C.,” which has grossed $76.1 since its premiere three weeks ago.

Last week’s top scorers — “Never Back Down,” an extreme-fighting film, “College Road Trip,” a Walt Disney Pictures comedy starring Martin Lawrence, and “Vantage Point,” a thriller from Sony, each fell from the top five. All numbers are estimates until actual weekend grosses can be determined.

Rank Title Weekend Total Gross
1 Horton Hears a Who! (2008) $25.1 M $86.5 M
2 Meet the Browns (2008) $20 M $20 M
3 Shutter (2008) $10.7 M $10.7 M
4 Drillbit Taylor (2008) $10.2 M $10.2 M
5 10,000 B.C. (2008) $8.66 M $76.1 M

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