Natalie Portman tops US Box Office

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011, 08:55 AM IST

Los Angeles: She may have decided to take a break from acting to bring up her soon-to-be born baby but Natalie Portman`s career is skyrocketing, with her latest release `No Strings Attached` topping the box office.

The 29-year-old who is tipped to win a Oscar for her role as a crazed ballerina in `Black Swan`, has claimed the top spot at the US box office with the film co-starring Ashton Kutcher, reported Variety online.

The movie earned an estimated USD 20.3 million on its opening weekend.

The domestic takings almost equal the film`s production budget of USD 25 million and means the actress has two films in the top ten.

Her movie `Black Swan` is still in sixth place in the box office chart, and has grossed USD 83 million at the domestic box office.

`No Strings Attached` follows two friends, played by Kutcher and Portman, who try to maintain a purely sexual relationship with each other, even though they are falling in love.