Weekend Receipts: Brave Seizes the Weekend; Madagascar 3 Holds Strong

Two animated features sit atop the box office this past weekend. Disney/Pixar's Brave seized the top of the b.o. as expected. The animated feature grossed over $66.7 million Friday through Sunday. That total is above Pixar's previous feature title Cars 2, which opened with $66.1 million in 2011. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted held strong with $20.2 million.

1. Brave (3-D Animation)
Gross: $66,739,000 (New)
Screens: 4,164 (PSA: $16,028)
Week: 1

The film beat DreamWorks animation Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted by just over $6 million. It did better than Cars 2 in 2011 by only about $600K (that film opened in 4,115 theaters) but nowhere compared to Toy Story 3, which opened in 4,028 theaters in 2010, raking in over $110.3 million. Brave is the 13th straight Pixar/Disney release to bow at number one.

2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3-D Animation)
Gross: $20,200,000 ($157,574,000)
Screens: 3,920 (PSA: $5,153)
Weeks: 3 (Change: - 41%)

Its international cume is now at $208.4 million. The feature continued to show muscle despite competition from Brave.

3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (3-D)
Gross: $16.5 million (New)
Screens: 3,108 (PSA: $5,309)
Week: 1

The debut numbers came in along the lines of expectations.

4. Prometheus (3-D)
Gross: $10 million ($108,546,680)
Screens: 2,862 (PSA: $3,494)
Weeks: 3 (Change - 52%)

5. Snow White and the Huntsman
Gross: $8,012,655 ($137,055,375)
Screens: 2,919 (PSA: $2,745)
Weeks: 4 (Change: - 40%)

6. Rock of Ages
Gross: $8 million ($28,763,000)
Screens: 3,470 (PSA: $2,305)
Weeks: 2 (Change: -45%)

7. That's My Boy
Gross: $7.9 million ($28,180,000)
Screens: 3,030 (PSA: $2,607)
Weeks: 2 (Change - 41%)

8. The Avengers
Gross: $7.04 million ($598,288,000)
Screens: 2,230 (PSA: 3,157)
Weeks: 8 (Change - 21%)

The pic's global total now stands at $1,436,200,000.

9. Men in Black 3 (3-D)
Gross: $5.6 million ($163,339,000)
Screens: 2,462 (PSA: $2,275)
Weeks: 5 (Change: - 44%)

The features global cume is $577.3 million.

10. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Gross: $3,836,348 (New)
Screens: 1,625 (PSA: $2,361)
Week: 1

[Source: Hollywood.com box office]


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