Puss In Boots movie

Puss In Boots movieDespite new films from Johnny Depp and Justin Timberlake, it was the animated “Shrek” spinoff “Puss in Boots” that landed on all fours at the top of the weekend box office.

The PG-rated film scored #1 over the weekend, earning $34 million to lead all films. It was based around the popular character from the “Shrek” franchise, voiced by Antonio Banderas.

After breaking records last weekend, “Paranormal Activity 3” fell to #2 this week, earning another $18.5 million.

In at #3 was the Justin Timberlake sci-fi thriller, “In Time,” which opened with $12 million. The film is based in a future where people stop aging at 25. The rich can buy time to live forever, while the poor die early. It also stars Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde

“Footloose (2011)” lands at #4 this weekend, earning $5.4 million.

Johnny Depp’s the Hunter S. Thompson adaption, “The Rum Diary”, closed out the top 5 with a disappointing $5 million its opening weekend. It’s about an American journalist who takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.

According to the Associated Press, the unseasonable winter storm on the East Coast and the appeal of the Game 7 broadcast of baseball’s World Series on Friday night contributed to taking away a bigger box office take for “Puss in Boots.”

That’s a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy’s comedy “Tower Heist,” and the Warner Bros’ 3D comedy “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.”

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1. “Puss in Boots,” $34 million.
2. “Paranormal Activity 3,” $18.5 million.
3. “In Time,” $12 million.
4. “Footloose,” $5.4 million.
5. “The Rum Diary,” $5 million.
6. “Real Steel,” $4.7 million.
7. “The Three Musketeers,” $3.5 million.
8. “The Ides of March,” $2.7 million.
9. “Moneyball,” $2.4 million.
10. “Courageous,” $1.8 million.