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'Superman' Tops Holiday Weekend Box Office

Superman did his part to uphold the American way of moviegoing over the five-day Fourth of July weekend, conquering the box office by selling $76 million worth of tickets from Friday through Tuesday.

The take easily pushed the film over the $100 million mark in its first seven days. The movie opened in North America on June 28.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Tuesday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.:

1. "Superman Returns," Warner Bros., $76,033,267, 4,065 locations, $18,704 average, $108,091,711, one week.

2. "The Devil Wears Prada," Fox, $40,135,062, 2,847 locations, $14,097 average, $40,135,062, one week.

3. "Click," Sony, $29,110,313, 3,764 locations, $7,734 average, $87,627,835, two weeks.

4. "Cars," Disney, $22,484,325, 3,706 locations, $6,067 average, $190,506,108, four weeks.

5. "Nacho Libre," Paramount, $9,720,352, 3,082 locations, $3,154 average, $68,493,525, three weeks.

6. "The Lake House," Warner Bros., $7,145,534, 2,645 locations, $2,702 average, $41,371,251, three weeks.

7. "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," Universal, $6,301,040, 2,670 locations, $2,360 average, $53,535,225, three weeks.

8. "Waist Deep," Focus Features, $4,606,075, 1,006 locations, $4,579 average, $16,468,673, two weeks.

9. "The Break Up," Universal, $4,481,075, 1,911 locations, $2,345 average, $111,720,225, five weeks.

10. "The Da Vinci Code," Sony, $3,746,611, 1,384 locations, $2,707 average, $211,239,443, seven weeks.

11. "X-Men: The Last Stand," Fox, $3,322,498, 1,558 locations, $2,133 average, $228,691,003, six weeks.

12. "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties," Fox, $3,273,359, 2,150 locations, $1,522 average, $22,785,753, three weeks.

13. "An Inconvenient Truth," Paramount Classics, $2,602,878, 587 locations, $4,434 average, $13,364,881, six weeks.

14. "A Prairie Home Companion," Picturehouse, $2,183,569, 717 locations, $3,045 average, $15,665,194, four weeks.

15. "Over the Hedge," DreamWorks Animation, $2,075,200, 1,208 locations, $1,718 average, $148,513,534, seven weeks.

16. "Poseidon," Warner Bros., $1,384,379, 340 locations, $4,072 average, $59,083,889, eight weeks.

17. "The Omen," Fox, $728,470, 625 locations, $1,166 average, $53,693,730, four weeks.

18. "RV," Sony, $752,118, 457 locations, $1,646 average, $68,152,367, 10 weeks.

19. "Mission: Impossible III," Paramount, $725,604, 507 locations, $1,431 average, $132,556,364, nine weeks.

20. "Wordplay," IFC Films, $492,467, 94 locations, $5,239 average, $1,023,285, three weeks.