Alright all you Brave-hearts…it was your box office this weekend. That's right, Pixar's new film won the box office and by a pretty damned huge margin. This was the 13th straight first place win for Pixar, proving that it really is the family-friendly studio to reckon with. Madagascar 3 held strong and came in at the number 2 slot, however Brave easily topped its opening weekend number.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter went the way of the flop and came in third bringing in only $16.5 million. I have mixed feelings about this. I mean, I certainly didn't go see it, so I can be grouped in with this, but I worry that when studios take chances on original concepts, and audiences don't come out for them, we are going to be left with our usual fare of sequels and franchises. Now, on the other hand, if they also want us to come out for movies, they have to make them good enough so we don't have to decide if we trust the good review or the bad review before we decide to spend our money on it.
$66.7 Million / New / $80.2m Total Worldwide
Pixar's first female led film scores big. Should we expect to see some princesses next?
|2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted|
$20.2 Million / $157.6m Total Domestic / $366m Total Worldwide
Parents must have had to spend a lot of money at the movies this weekend. That is, parents and any of us who are kids at heart.
|3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter|
$16.5 Million / New / $24.3m Total Worldwide
Perhaps Abe should have been hunting something other than Vampires...like ticket sales.
$10 Million / $109m Total Domestic / $261m Total Worldwide
Holding on to the number four slot, it beat out both new entries from last week. That's somethin'.
|5. Rock of Ages|
$8 Million / $28.7m Total Domestic / $33m Total Worldwide
It's a long road before this one makes its money back. Maybe Tom Cruise can sell his wig and help out?
|6. Snow White & the Huntsman|
$8 Million / $137.1m Total Domestic / $261.7
I stand corrected, this one is proving it has legs and probably does deserve a sequel.
|7. That's My Boy|
$7.9 Million / $28.2m Total Domestic / $29.6m Total Worldwide
You re-thinking leaving SNL yet, Mr. Samberg? It's a tough world out there.
|8. The Avengers|
$7 Million / $598.3 m Total Domestic / $1.4b Total Worldwide
This concludes a full two months in the domestic box office top ten. Is there anyone left that hasn't seen it?
|9. Men in Black III|
$5.6 Million / $163.3m Total Domestic / $577.3m Total Worldwide
Has made over $500m worldwide and still ranked third in term of the Men in Black movies. Reality check as to just how wildly popular these have been.
|10. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World|
$3.8 Million / New
Oh sad, Steve Carrell. Please go back to being funny.