Limitless movie starring Bradley CooperThe weekend belonged to “Limitless,” who easily took the #1 spot at the weekend box office, pulling in $19 million.

The sci-fi thriller from Relativity Media stars Bradley Cooper as a struggling writer who takes a magical pill that allows him to tap into his maximum brain potential. Suddenly, he goes from broke to making millions and a success overnight, all from one pill.

“Limitless” was ahead of the pack, with the animated “Rango” holding onto #2 for the second week in a row with $15.3 million to close in on the $100 million mark; while last weekend’s top film, “Battle: Los Angeles,” lands at #3 with $14.6 million.

It was a slow weekend, overall. The other new releases battled for the fourth and fifth spots.

At #4 was the thriller, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, starring Matthew McConaughey as a sleazy defense attorney on a high-profile case. It made an estimated $13.4 million.

Then, closing out the top 5 was “Paul,” starring Seth Rogen as the voice of a pot-smoking, wise-cracking alien who befriends a couple of British sci-fi geeks. The comedy pulled in $13.2 million.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of the Fox comedy “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” starring Steve Zahn, and the Warner Bros. action “Sucker Punch.”

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1 – “Limitless,” $19 million.
2 – “Rango,” $15.3 million.
3 – “Battle: Los Angeles,” $14.6 million.
4 – “The Lincoln Lawyer,” $13.4 million.
5 – “Paul,” $13.2 million
6 – “Red Riding Hood,” $7.3 million.
7 – “The Adjustment Bureau,” $5.9 million
8 – “Mars Needs Moms!” $5.3 million.
9 – “Beastly,” $3.3 million.
10 – “Hall Pass,” $2.6 million.