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Published: Sunday, 11/3/2013

Sci-fi defeats slapstick as 'Ender's Game' tops 'Bad Grandpa' at weekend box office

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES — “Ender’s Game” scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend and sending “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” into second place, according to studio estimates today.

“Ender’s Game,” based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, stars Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford as intergalactic soldiers.

Paramount’s candid-camera comedy starring Johnny Knoxville disguised as an old man brought in another $20.5 million in its second weekend, with a domestic total reaching more than $62 million.

Overseas, “Thor: The Dark World” earned $109.4 million in its first international weekend. The superhero sequel opens domestically next weekend.



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