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Last Updated: Tuesday March 09 2010 07:45 GMT

Alice beats Avatar at box office

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has stormed the North America box office, sitting right at the top of the chart with record opening takings for a 3D movie.

It means the film has beaten the most successful movie ever, fantasy animation Avatar, in its first weekend.

The film, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, raked in £76.8m in the US over the weekend.

Avatar lost out on the Best Picture Oscar, but is still in the box office for the 12th week, now at number five.