Friday, June 29, 2012

"Brave" Takes It To The Top

Alrighty, I am now back from my sudden Florida trip, and now I'm gonna crack down on blogging for this week. Four or five posts in one day.... *cracks knucles* Let's do this!

Disney/Pixar has a new winner
In film news, Disney/Pixar's new princess film, Brave, had an awesome opening weekend both in the U.S. and overseas. It opened domestically with $66.7 million and grabbed $13.5 million overseas, giving the film an overall opening weekend haul of $80.2 million. Not bad at all for an animated film.

The biggest opening flop, surprisingly, was Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Usually Steve Carell engines make good money in the theaters, but with a $3.8 million debut (making the film #10 in the Box Office race) it seems as though most people were not very interested in this film. It's entirely possible that the end of the world theme that runs very obviously through Seeking a Friend scared off a lot of potential film-goers, particularly with all of the Myan-calendar-predicts-the-end-of-the-world-in-2012-thing that' been going on for the past two years or so.

Either that, or maybe people prefer to watch Abraham Lincoln slay vampires with a silver hatchet. I don't know.

The Avengers is also on its way out of the top ten running, dropping to #8 last weekend. With The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises releasing soon, I am expecting that The Avengers will not remain on the top ten list for longer than two weeks (three weeks maximum).

Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday June 22nd through Sunday June 24th at U.S. and Canadian theaters:

1. Brave - $66.7 million
2. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $20.2 million ($30 million international)
3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - $16.5 million
4. Prometheus - $10 million
5. Snow White & the Huntsman - $8.01 million
6. Rock of Ages - $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

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. I really want to see BRAVE! Can't wait!

  2. Not surprised that Brave is doing well. There seems to be a lot people who like Pixar films. I have really gotten tired of this "Myan End of the World" stuff.


    1. You and me, both, James. =) btw, a buddy of mine did a video making fun of the Myan Calendar thing, and I think it's hilarious! Here's the URL, if you wanna look at it:

    2. Thanks for the video. It was hilarious! :D I agree with the dude. The calendar guy just got tired and decided to stop it.



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