Alice in Wonderland Opens Huge at $41M

It's well above expectations, on track for March record
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 6, 2010 3:46 PM CST
In this film publicity image released by Disney, Johnny Depp, left, Mia Wasikowska, center, and Anne Hathaway are shown in a scene from the film 'Alice in Wonderland.'   (AP Photo/Disney)

(Newser) – Audiences are just mad about Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, helping it earn a whopping $41 million in its first day. After its big start yesterday, the 3D Disney release should be on track for a $100 million weekend, well above expectations. It could end up being the second-biggest opening outside of summer, notes the LA Times, behind only The Twilight Saga: Next Moon.

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