Sunday, June 24, 2012


Still from Brave
Fantastic showing by Pixar/Disney’s Scotland-set Animated Feature, Brave, opening this weekend with $66.7 million from 4,164 theatres. The $185-million budget Production, voiced by the likes of Up-and-Comer Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson opened impressively Friday with $24.5 million and Critics also are responding, with it garnering 74% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.

Now in its third week of release, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted still is going strong for Paramount Pictures in second spot with $20.2 million.To-date, it has earned $157 million in North America.

20th Century Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opened with big expectations, being produced for $69 million, but opens only with $16.5 million this weekend - good enough for third. Reviews have been mixed for the once promising Mash-up Historical Zombie Thriller, earning 38% on the Tomatometer. It lands ahead of another Film from the studio landing ahead of Prometheus  with $10 million, just breaking the $100 million mark on Friday domestically.

Rock of Ages finds itself in fifth spot this weekend with $8 million, looking as if it won’t recoup that $75 million budget that went into the Musical. Meanwhile, Snow White and The Huntsman is in sixth spot with $8 million also in its fourth week, for Universal Pictures.

The only other debut this weekend is Focus Features/eOne Films’ mixed-reviewed Seeking a Friend at the End of the World starring Kiera Knightley and Steve Carrell, rounding out the Top Ten with $3.8 million from 1,625 theatres.