Carrey’s elephant tops box office!

Horton Hears A Who! easily sees off competition
Monday , 17 March 2008
Carrey’s elephant tops box office!

JIM CARREY has scored the biggest movie debut of 2008 - as an animated elephant.

The funnyman's Horton Hears A Who! has topped the US box office with a $45.1 million opening weekend haul.

The film marks Carrey's second outing as a Dr. Seuss character - he also took the lead in How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

The family film easily held off the competition at the US box office; last weekend's chart-topper, 10,000 B.C., dropped to number two with a $16.4 million second weekend take.

Djimon Hounsou's ultimate fighting film Never Back Down debuted at three with $8.6 million.

The new top five in America is:
1. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
2. 10,000 B.C.
3. Never Back Down
4. College Road Trip
5. Vantage Point

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