Fox’s family sequel Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules debuted at number one on an estimated $24.4m as Warner Bros’ Sucker Punch had to settle for second place.

Warner Bros’ adventure fantasy Sucker Punch from the mind of Zack Snyder opened in second place on $19m while last weekend’s champion Limitless fell to number three and has amassed $41.3m for Relativity after two weekends.

All the other films in the top 10 shunted down one or two places to make way for the new arrivals. Rango crossed $100m through Paramount in its fourth weekend, adding $9.8m for $106.4m. Paulranks seventh on $24.6m after two weekends.

In limited release Jane Eyre stands at 41.9m after three weekends through Focus Features and expanded from 64 into 90 theatres. Anchor Bay’s crime drama Kill The Irishman expanded from 20 to 41 and stands at $530,000, also after three weekends.

Music Box opened French comedy Potiche starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu on $85,000 from seven and TWC launched Julian Schnabel’s Miralon $65,000 from four.

Next weekend’s wide releases are: Universal’s family film Hop; Summit’s thriller Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan; and Film District’s debut release, the Toronto acquisition Insidious. TWC re-releases The King’s Speech in its PG-13 format.

Estimated Top 10 North America Mar 25-27, 2010
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date

1 (-) Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (Fox) Fox Int’l $24.4m –

2 (-) Sucker Punch (Warner Bros) WBPI $19m –

3 (1) Limitless (Relativity) $15.2m $41.3m

4 (4) The Lincoln Lawyer (Lionsgate) Lakeshore Int’l $11m $28.9m

5 (2) Rango (Paramount) PPI $9.8m $106.4m

6 (3) Battle: Los Angeles (Sony) SPRI $7.6m $72.6m

7 (5) Paul (Universal) UPI $7.5m $24.6m

8 (6) Red Riding Hood (Warner Bros) WBPI $4.3m $32.5m

9 (7) The Adjustment Bureau (Universal) UPI $4.2m $54.9m

10 (8) Mars Needs Moms (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $2.2m $19.2m