Friday 24 November 2017

Brave movie tops US box office

Emma Thompson's movie has gone down well in the US
Emma Thompson's movie has gone down well in the US

Emma Thompson's new movie, Brave, has topped the US box office.

The animated Pixar film about a young Scottish princess defying tradition that requires her to marry against her will opened with 66.7 million domestically in America, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Brave, which also features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters and Billy Connolly, added 13.5 million dollars in 10 overseas markets for a worldwide start of 80.2 million.

The film left American hero Abraham Lincoln in the dust.

The 20th Century Fox action tale Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opened far back at No 3 with 16.5 million, behind Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

DreamWorks Animation's animated Madagascar sequel had been No 1 for two weekends and added 20.2 million to raise its US total to 157.6 million dollars.

The weekend's other new wide release, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley's apocalyptic romance Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, misfired with just 3.8 million dollars, debuting at No 10.

The Focus Features film, playing in much narrower release than other top-10 movies, stars Steve and Keira as heartbroken neighbours on a road trip as a killer asteroid hurtles toward Earth.

Woody Allen's Italian romance To Rome With Love pulled in huge audiences in limited release, debuting with 379,371 dollars in five theatres. That gave the Sony Pictures Classics release a whopping average of 75,874 a theatre, compared to 16,028 in 4,164 cinemas for Brave.

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