DHAKA: ‘Brave’, the latest animated feature from Disney Pixar, has made its debut at number one in the US box office chart, according to early estimates.
The film made $66.7m in its opening weekend, knocking ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ off the top spot.
‘Brave’, about a princess in medieval Scotland, is the first Disney Pixar animation with a female protagonist.
Action thriller ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ was the second highest new entry at number three.
The film, whose cast includes the British actors Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell, took a total of $16.5m over the weekend.
‘Brave’, which will close the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this week, is the 13th consecutive Pixar release to open at number one.
‘Their track record is just unbelievable’, said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com, reports BBC.
BDST: 0000 HRS, JUN 26, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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