Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

He's not that wimpy.

Kiddie sequel 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' outslugged action fantasy 'Sucker Punch' to rule the box office this weekend. The film opened with an estimated $24.4 million, even better than the $22.1 million debut of the first 'Wimpy Kid' movie a year ago, while 'Sucker Punch,' based on an original idea by comic-book-loving director Zack Snyder, failed to crack $20 million.

'Wimpy Kid 2' did even better than the $20 to $22 million experts had predicted. The original 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' was a surprise hit with both critics and families, and while the sequel's reviews weren't quite as good as the first, fans were eager to see the follow-up. The middle-school comedy had the widest release (3,167 screens) of any new movie this week and was playing in more theaters than any movie except 'Rango,' its only real competition for family audiences.