UPDATE 1-The top movies at the North American box office

(Updates distributor data for “Kites” to $1 million from
$953,000)

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (BestGrowthStock) – Following are the top 10
movies at the North American box office for the three days
beginning on May 21, led by the new release “Shrek Forever
After,” according to studio estimates compiled on Sunday by
Reuters.

1 (*) Shrek Forever After …….. $ 71.3 million

2 (1) Iron Man 2 .. $ 26.6 million

3 (2) Robin Hood .. $ 18.7 million

4 (3) Letters to Juliet ………. $ 9.1 million

5 (4) Just Wright . $ 4.2 million

6 (*) MacGruber … $ 4.1 million

7 (7) Date Night .. $ 2.8 million

8 (6) A Nightmare on Elm Street .. $ 2.3 million

9 (5) How To Train Your Dragon … $ 1.9 million

10 (*) Kites ……. $ 1.0 million

NOTE: Last weekend’s rankings in parentheses; (*) denotes
new release.

Iron Man 2 … $251.3 million

How To Train Your Dragon …. $210.9 million

Date Night … $ 90.7 million

Shrek Forever After ……… $ 71.3 million

Robin Hood … $ 66.1 million

A Nightmare on Elm Street … $ 59.9 million

Letters to Juliet ……….. $ 27.4 million

Just Wright .. $ 14.6 million

MacGruber …. $ 4.1 million

Kites …….. $ 1.0 million

“Shrek Forever After” and “How To Train Your Dragon” were
produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc (DWA.O: ), and produced
by Viacom Inc’s (VIAb.N: ) Paramount Pictures.

Paramount also distributed “Iron Man 2,” which was produced
by Marvel Studios, a unit of Walt Disney Co (DIS.N: ).

“Robin Hood” was released by Universal Pictures, a unit of
General Electric Co (GE.N: ). Universal also released
“MacGruber,” which was financed by closely held Relativity
Media.

“Letters to Juliet” was released by Summit Entertainment,
which is closely held.

“Just Wright” and “Date Night” were released by 20th
Century Fox, a unit of News Corp (NWSA.O: ).

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” was released by Warner Bros
Pictures, a unit of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N: ).

“Kites” was released by released by Reliance Big Pictures,
a unit of India’s Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
(To read more about our entertainment news, visit our blog
“Fan Fare” online at http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/)

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UPDATE 1-The top movies at the North American box office