by Radar Staff
Rio 3D, the animated adventure of two love-struck birds who travel to Brazil, was the clear box office winner this weekend. With Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg as the voice stars, it pulled in $26.8 million in its second week in release.
It easily demolished Reese Witherspoon and Rob Pattinson's circus-themed love story, Water for Elephants. It finished third in its opening weekend, with just $17.5 million in ticket sales.
The second spot went to Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family. It opened to a solid $25.8 million.