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'Ready Player One' scores at the box office; Tyler Perry tops analyst expectations

LOS ANGELES_Although Universal's "Pacific Rim Uprising" toppled Disney's "Black Panther" from the top spot last week, this weekend, the action blockbuster dropped several spots, only to be replaced by a new one, Warner Bros.' "Ready Player One."

The Steven Spielberg-directed film, which opened Thursday, grossed an estimated $41.2 million from Friday through Sunday for a cumulative take of $53.2 million, including its opening-day receipts.

"I was relieved and thrilled to see that audiences everywhere indeed enjoyed the movie as much as we did," said Jeff Goldstein, the studio's distribution chief.

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