Extending Pixar's streak of number one opening to thirteen in a row, Brave [BRAVE] top the weekend box office with an estimated $66.7 million. The debut was the fifth best in Pixar's history and slightly better than Cars 2 last year. The female heroine attracted an audience that was 57% female. Positive word of mouth should continue to bring out families.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted [MADG3] was knocked down to second place with $20.2 million. DreamWorks' aniamted sequel has cleared $157.6 million.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [ALVH] slayed $16.5 million to debut in third place. The historical fantasy mashup did not connect with moviegoers, but those that came out were 56% male and 53% over the age of 25.
The weekend's third wide release Seeking a Friend for the End of the World [SAFEW] cratered tenth overall with just $3.8 million.
|2||MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED||$20,200,000||$157,574,000|
|3||ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER||$16,500,000||$16,500,000|
|5||SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN||$8,012,655||$137,055,375|
|6||ROCK OF AGES||$8,000,000||$28,763,000|
|7||THAT'S MY BOY||$7,900,000||$28,180,000|
|9||MEN IN BLACK 3||$5,600,000||$163,339,000|
|10||SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD||$3,836,348||$3,836,348|
|12||THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL||$1,615,000||$38,370,339|
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