'Green Hornet' tops weekend box office

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Singer and actor Jay Chou (L) of Taiwan attends a news conference to promote the film 'The Green Hornet' with co-star Seth Rogen (C) and director Michel Gondry (R) of France in Beijing on January 17, 2011.

Box office buzz this weekend is all around “The Green Hornet.”

The Seth Rogen/Cameron Diaz tongue-in-cheek superhero movie opened with $34 million. But the Hollywood studios are the ones feeling a sting. Overall, box office numbers are slumping.

Again this weekend, overall ticket sales are way down. Down by 25 percent, or more than $115 million compared to last year – when the 3-D sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" was out.

This weekend’s other big release “The Dilemma” opened at number two. The Vince Vaughn /Kevin James movie brought in about $17 million.

Possible Oscar contenders “True Grit,” “The King's Speech” and “Black Swan” round out the top five at this weekend’s box office.

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