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Guinea pigs break Potter's spell

G-Force features the voices of Sam Rockwell and Penelope Cruz

A trio of animated secret agent guinea pigs has broken the spell of Harry Potter at the top of the US box office, according to early estimates.

G-Force, a Disney live action and computer-generated animation, took $32.1m (£19.4m) over the weekend.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has dropped to second place with a $30m (£18.1.m) haul in its second weekend.

Internationally, the movie - the sixth in the Potter franchise - has raked in $627.1m (£380.2m).

1. G-Force -$32.1m
2. Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince - $30m
3. The Ugly Truth - $27m
4. Orphan -$12.7m
5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $8.2m

The film opened with $79.5m (£48.4m) in the US last weekend.

Romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, took $27m (£16.3m) to make the third spot on its opening weekend.

Horror movie Orphan debuted at number four with $12.7m (£7.7m).

And Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs dropped from second place to fifth, with takings of $8.2m (£4.9m).

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