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ALICE FINDS BOX OFFICE WONDERLAND

ALICE in Wonderland held the golden key to box office receipts, smashing multiple records during its first weekend of worldwide, and easily surpassed the opening stand of all-time champ “Avatar” in North America, distributor Walt Disney said yesterday. Director Tim Burton's 3D update of the Lewis Carroll tale sold $210.3m (£139m) worth of tickets worldwide – the biggest 3D opening weekend and biggest for March.