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