Ryan Reynolds' superhero movie Green Lantern has shot to the top of the box office charts with an opening weekend $52.7 million take.
The film was an easy winner among new releases, with Jim Carrey's family comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins coming in third with $18.2 million.
The two debuts sandwiched last week's chart topper, Super 8, which slipped to two on the new box office countdown.
The new top five is rounded out by prequel X-Men: First Class and sequel The Hangover Part II.
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