super 8 kids parents Box Office' 'Super 8' easy winner at $38 millionStudio estimates have the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg sci-fi mystery “Super 8” opening to a robust $38 million, which is about $10 million above what pre-release estimates had the movie earning its opening weekend.

This makes “Super 8” the first live-action, original, non-sequel movie to garner the no. 1 spot at the box office in nearly three months. The last one was “Limitless” the weekend of March 18-20.

In the rest of the field, “X-Men: First Class” was second with $25 million, “The Hangover II” was third with $18.5 million. The only other new movie in the field, “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer,” opened with a weak $6.3 million, putting it at the low end of the range of pre-release estimates.

We’ll have the full Top 10 for you when the numbers are available.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."