LOS ANGELES, USA - The horror film "The Rite," starring Anthony Hopkins was ranked first at the box office in North America for the weekend, according to estimates provided by the studios Sunday.
The feature influenced by the classic "Exorcist" has raked in revenue of $ 15 million in just under 3000 theaters.
At its tenth week in theaters, "The Speech of the King" has collected $ 11.1 million, adding about 900 screens spread.
With a cumulative box office of $ 72.2 million, the story of the triumph of King George VI's speech problems are increasingly positioned as a favorite for the Oscar for best film. He leads with 12 nominations, and its director, Tom Hooper won the title of best director of the association of producers in the United States this weekend.
The leader at the box office last weekend, the romantic comedy "It is not binding," starring Natalie Portman, slipped to second place with revenue of $ 13.7 million.
The action feature film "The Mechanic" and the superhero movie "The Green Hornet" is tied for third place, with revenues of $ 11.5 million.