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Guinea pigs break Harry Potter US box office spell

world Updated: Jul 27, 2009 12:10 IST

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The super-hero talking guinea pigs of G-Force broke the spell cast by Harry Potter to take the top spot at the Northhttp://www.hindustantimes.com/news/images/Guinea Pig2.jpg American box office, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

The Disney animated family feature earned $32.1 million in the United States and Canada, pushing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince down to 2nd place with $30 million in its second weekend - a 61 per cent drop from its huge opening last weekend.

Romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, brought in a solid $27 million to take third place - above expectations, distributor Sony Pictures said.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the boy wizard franchise, had earned $159.7 million at thehttp://www.hindustantimes.com/news/images/Guinea Pig1.jpg North American box office over its five-day opening period last week and set a global opening record of $396.7 million for distributors Warner Bros.

Industry watchers had expected the movie's box office gross to fall by around 50-60 per cent in its second weekend but still retain its number one spot in the United States and Canada.

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