"Rango" tops weekend box office with $38 million

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 1:41 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Animated family comedy "Rango," with Johnny Depp voicing the role of a cowboy chameleon, topped North American movie box offices with $38 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Matt Damon thriller "The Adjustment Bureau," which like "Rango" was in its debut weekend in theaters, took in $21 million to land in the No. 2 spot, and another newcomer, romance "Beastly," landed at No. 3 with $10.1 million.

"Rango" was distributed by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc. "Adjustment Bureau" was released by Universal Pictures, which is controlled by Comcast Corp, and "Beastly" was released by the CBS Films division of CBS Corp.

(Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Eric Beech)