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October 3rd, 2011 8:32am EDT

Dolphin TaleFamily drama "Dolphin Tale" has stunned movie experts in America by landing at the top of the box office in its second week on release.
 
The surprise hit, about a dolphin with a prosthetic fin, has netted over $37 million in 10 days - more than most film pundits expected the Harry Connick, Jr. movie to make in its entire run.
 
With takings of over $14 million from its second weekend on release, the film toppled "The Lion King 3D" and stepped ahead of Brad Pitt's baseball drama "Moneyball" to claim the top spot.
 
Cancer comedy "50/50" landed the highest debut at four with $8.8 million.
 
Newlyweds Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz's new thriller, "Dream House," suffered from a lack of reviews and a delayed release. The film, which brought the couple together, opened in sixth place with a lackluster $8.2 million.

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