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Rango, voiced by Johnny Depp, in a still from the 2011 movie, Rango. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

'Rango' wins weekend box office crown with $38 million

03/06/2011 by Kristina Lopez

The animated film "Rango," which features the voice talents of Johnny Depp, took the top spot for the weekend box office with an estimated $38 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film started out strong easily winning Friday's box office with $9.8 million.

In "Rango," Depp does the voice of a pet chameleon named Rango, who lives in a terrarium and aspires to be a swashbuckling hero suddenly finds himself in a Western town full of bandits. When Rango accidentally kills a giant eagle, the town elects him sheriff and he is forced to become a real hero.

Characters in the movie were also voiced by Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy and Abigail Breslin.

The actors did the voices in the same sound booth, using props and costumes, allowing them to interact. Isla Fisher talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere about the process.

"We filmed this like it was a play or a live-action movie," Fisher told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "We got to react off of each other and wear props and carry fake guns and it was so much fun. I think so much of acting is re-acting and thankfully, we weren't just in a sound booth alone."

At the Hollywood premiere, Depp said that it was nice to do a movie that his kids could actually see, since some of his movies are less family-friendly.

Meanwhile Matt Damon and Emily Blunt's "The Adjustment Bureau," a romance thriller, came in second place with $20.9 million. In film, set for release on March 4, the two play a politician and a ballerina who fall in love but who the Adjustment Bureau tries to keep apart.

"The Adjustment Bureau is an idea of some kind of higher power, where you want to believe it's a God-type thing or a Big Brother effect," Blunt said in a recent satellite interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com.

In third place is Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer's "Beastly" with $10 million, while Owen Wilson's comedy "Hall Pass" lands in fourth place with $9 million.

Finishing out the top five is the animated feature "Gnomeo and Juliet" with $6.9 million.

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