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'Angels & Demons' uncovers a $16.6 million box office haul on Friday

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Re-teaming for a follow-up to 2006’s The Da Vinci Code, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks scored a $16.6 million opening-day bow at 3,527 theaters with their adaptation of Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons. While that marks a sharp decline from Da Vinci‘s $28.6 million debut three years ago, Angels‘ gross was still enough to land the top spot at the box office on Friday, handily beating out J.J. Abrams’ relaunched Star Trek, which took second place with $11.9 million (the movie has grossed $116.5 so far). The week’s other notable debuts both opened in limited release: The Brothers Bloom (starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel Weisz) earned a respectable $23,000 from just four theaters, while Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn’s romantic comedy Management took a downsize $109,000 from 212 sites, which translates to a $515 per-theater average. Check out Friday’s top five below, and come back Sunday for a full weekend box office recap.

1. Angels & Demons — $16.6 mil

2. Star Trek — $11.9 mil

3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine — $4.3 mil

4. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past — $2.1 mil

5. Obsessed — $1.5 mil

More Box Office News:
Box Office Preview: ‘Angels & Demons’ prays for a weekend win
Star Trek soars with $72.5 mil debut
Wolverine opens with an impressive $87 million
Obsessed knocks out the competition with $28.5 mil
EW.com’s Box Office Chart

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