Pixar proves that it can simply not be stopped. The film Brave which had a very low flowing advertising campaign and no one seemed to really know the plot… That didn’t stop it from making a solid $66.7 million over the weekend. It defeated the over the top animated comedy Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted which did generate $20.2 million and is climbing its way up to the $200 million domestically.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter struggled making around $16.5 million over the weekend. The movie pushed itself as a serious action film where it should have been played more like a joke. The lack of name actors probably hurt the film over all as well. I hope it does a little better because I think the idea is a lot of fun.
Prometheus finally broke the $100 million mark and also thankfully has gained closer to $200 million world wide. So with that total hopefully we will get a sequel. Snow White and the Huntsman added another $8 million and has made close to $140 million. The biggest surprise to me this weekend was Rock of Ages falling like a rock and had only made $8 million and its total will probably not break $50 million.
Here is the list…
1. Brave $66.7 million
2. Madagascar 3 $20.2 million
3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $16.5 million
4. Prometheus $10 million
5. Rock of Ages $8.1 million
6. Snow White and the Huntsman $8 million
7. That’s My Boy $7.9 million
8. The Avengers $7 million
9. Men in Black 3 $5.6 million
10. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World $3.8 million