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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/07/2011

‘Puss in Boots’ trounces ‘Tower Heist’ in weekend box office

Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) star in “Puss in Boots.” (DreamWorks)
This weekend’s new movies included the Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy flick “Tower Heist” as well as a holiday follow-up about two of America’s favorite stoners: Harold and Kumar. But the film that ran away with this weekend’s box office dollars was the animated “Shrek” spinoff, “Puss in Boots ,” which earned $33 million in its second weekend out in theaters.

In his Oct. 28 review of “Puss in Boots,” Post critic Michael O’Sullivan wrote that it “proves there is at least one cat with multiple lives.” This is certainly true of its performance at the box office. The film has now made a total of $75 million, according to the Associated Press.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s top movies:

1. “Puss in Boots” ($33 million)

2. “Tower Heist” ($25.1 million)

3. “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas

4. “Paranormal Activity 3” ($8.5 million)

5. “In Time” ($7.7 million)

6. “Footloose” ($4.6 million)

7. “Real Steel” ($3.4 million)

8. “The Rum Diary” ($3 million)

9. “The Ides of March” ($2 million)

10. “Moneyball” ($1.9 million)

You might also like our Holiday movie guide.

By  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Categories:  Movies

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