LOS ANGELES (CBS4) – A wimpy kid has delivered a knock-out punch to a band of warrior vixens at the weekend box office.

The family sequel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” debuted as the No. 1 movie with $24.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The girl-power action fantasy “Sucker Punch” opened at No. 2 with $19 million.

The previous weekend’s top movie, the sci-fi thriller “Limitless,” slipped to third with $15.2 million, raising its total to $41.3 million.

Released by 20th Century Fox, “Rodrick Rules” did a bit more business than its predecessor, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” which opened a year ago with $22.1 million. The “Wimpy Kid” movies are based on the children’s books by Jeff Kinney about a timid youth trying to cope at school and home.

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