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Bullock stops by to pick up her Razzie; movie crowds fall for 'Alice'

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Bullock gracious in accepting Razzie

Sandra Bullock warmed up for the Academy Awards with a stop at the Razzies to collect a dubious honor: a worst-actress prize for her romantic comedy flop "All About Steve."

"I think this is an extraordinary award," said Bullock, who had promised throughout awards season that if she won the Razzie, she would accept it in person.

"And I didn't realize that, in Hollywood, all you had to do was say you'd show up, and then you'd get the award. If I'd known that, I would have said I was appearing at the Oscars a long time ago."

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was picked as last year's worst picture and won two other Razzies, including worst director for Michael Bay.The worst-actor Razzie went to siblings Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas for "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience."

Crowds fall for ‘Alice'

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's trip down the rabbit hole drew huge crowds, as "Alice in Wonderland" earned a whopping $116.3 million in its opening weekend — a record for a 3-D film.

The surprisingly huge total easily surpassed all other films in release and gave Walt Disney Studios an even bigger opening than that of the hugely popular 3-D film "Avatar." It also marked the biggest opening weekend for a nonsequel.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com.

1. "Alice in Wonderland," $116.3 million.

2. "Brookyn's Finest," $13.5 million.

3. "Shutter Island," $13.3 million.

4. "Cop Out," $9.1 million.

5. "Avatar," $7.7 million.

Paisley picks himself up

Brad Paisley is recovering after he tripped on stage and took a tumble during a concert in South Carolina.

Spokeswoman Darlene Bieber said in a news release that the country star was singing his encore finale — "Alcohol" — when he fell Saturday night, but he got back up and finished his show. He was checked out at a Charleston hospital and released early Sunday.

The 37-year-old kept fans updated with several tweets online, quipping that doctors told him he "was a very brave boy."

Paisley, a native of West Virginia, was performing in Charleston to promote his latest album, "American Saturday Night."

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

World War II and Korean War veteran C.F. "Kit" Carson of Gonzales is 90.Actress Lynn Redgrave is 67. Actor-director Micky Dolenz is 65. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice is 57. Actor Aidan Quinn is 51. Actress Camryn Manheim is 49. Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 42. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 34. Actor James Van Der Beek is 33.

Compiled by Sarah Muthler.