The animated studiosâ€™ â€œBraveâ€ is the companyâ€™s thirteenth animated film that grossed $66.73 million over the weekend.
The weekend result is a little less than 2009â€™s â€œUp,â€ but it fared better than the weekend openings of other Pixarâ€™s films like â€œWall-E,â€ â€œRatatouille,â€ and â€œCars.â€ All these films grossed more than $200 million overall in the domestic box office.
â€œBraveâ€ is Pixarâ€™s first princess film. It is a about a defiant Princess Merida who must undo the chaos brought upon her fatherâ€™s kingdom. The voice cast included Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.
Twentieth Century Foxâ€™s â€œAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunterâ€ could slay vampires, but not any of the animated films over the weekend. The movie opened in third place with $16.5 million.
The Timur Bekmambetov-directed movie starred Benjamin Walker as the famous president in his secret war against vampires.
â€œMadagascar 3: Europeâ€™s Most Wantedâ€ fell to second place with $20.2 million, a decrease of 40.7 percent from the previous weekend. In its third week of release, it grossed morethan $157 million.
Sci-fi horror movie â€œPrometheusâ€ fell to fourth place with $10 million this weekend, a drop of 51.7 percent from the previous weekend. It surpassed the $100 million mark to bring its total to $108.5 million in three weeks of release.
And finally in fifth place, â€œRock of Agesâ€ garnered $8 million, a drop of 44.6 percent.
Focus Featuresâ€™ â€œSeeking a Friend for the End of the Worldâ€ also opened this weekend with $3.836 million to place tenth in the weekend box office.
For next weekend, a trio of comedies will open including â€œMagic Mike,â€ â€œMadeaâ€™s Witness Protection and â€œTed.â€
Here is the WEEKEND BOX REPORT for June 22-24, 2012:
|2.||Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted||$50 million|
|3.||Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||$23.021 million|
|5.||Rock of Ages||$10.809 million|
|6.||Snow White and the Huntsman||$3.235 million|
|7.||That’s My Boy||$2.71 million|
|8.||Marvel’s The Avengers||$3.860 million|
|9.||MIB 3||$2.150 million|
|10.||Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||$1.579 million|