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NEW YORK (AP) Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's 3-D trip down the rabbit hole drew huge crowds, as Alice in the Wonderland earned a whopping $116.3 million in its opening weekend.

That total was significantly higher than forecasts, and easily surpassed all other films in release.

And it gave Walt Disney Studios the biggest opening for a 3-D film ever even better than Avatar. It was also Burton's best opening.

Alice in Wonderland teams director Burton with his frequent collaborator, Depp, who plays the Mad Hatter in their new take on Lewis Carroll's classic.

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