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"Alice" stays atop box offices for 3rd week

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (Reuters) - Disney adventure "Alice in Wonderland" stayed atop North American movie box offices for the third straight week, collecting $34.5 million and beating three new films including Jennifer Aniston comedy, "The Bounty Hunter." Family film "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" from 20th Century Fox film studio claimed the No. 2 spot with $21.8 million while, "Bounty Hunter," which came into the weekend heavily promoted by Columbia Pictures, was third with $21 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. The weekend's other new movie, science-fiction adventure "Repo Men" was a distant fourth with a mere $6.2 million. It was released by Universal Pictures, a unit of the NBC Universal media wing of General Electric Co. The Disney film studio is a unit of Walt Disney Co. , Fox is a division of News Corp and Columbia is part of the Sony Pictures Entertainment group of Sony Corp. . (Editing by Anthony Boadle) (To read more about our entertainment news, visit our blog "Fan Fare" online at http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/) Keywords: BOXOFFICE/ (bob.tourtellotte@thomsonreuters.com; +1 213 955 6754) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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