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Reese Is The Word: Sweet Home Alabama at the top

Reese Witherspoon proved that she was one of the brightest stars in the movie world, scoring the biggest September opening in US box office history this weekend with an estimated $37.5m bow for her romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama. Playing at 3,293 sites, the Buena Vista film scored a powerful screen average of $11,378 and guarantees Disney another $100m smash this year after its summer winners Lilo & Stitch and Signs.

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