This article comes to us from the NY Times.
Four wide-release movies arrived at already crowded multiplexes over the Thanksgiving holiday, and three of them —“Love & Other Drugs” and — appeared to be in tryptophan torpors.
But Rapunzel, above, came to the rescue at the weekend box office: Warner Brothers) was No. 1 at the North American box office for a second week, selling about $76 million in tickets over the five-day holiday period for a new domestic total of $220 million.an updated take on the long-haired princess, performed sharply better than expected. (
“Tangled” (Walt Disney Studios) sold about $69 million, validating Disney’s controversial decision to play down this film’s musical and princess elements in marketing materials; strong reviews and premium-priced 3-D screenings also helped.
DreamWorks Animation’s “Megamind” (distributed by Paramount) was third with $17.6 million for a new total of $130.5 million, according to Hollywood.com, which compiles box-office statistics. “Burlesque,” a musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera that Sony Pictures Entertainment backed with a hefty marketing campaign, was fourth with about $17 million.
20th Century Fox), took fifth place in its third week with about $16 million for a total of over $60 million. Opening out of the Top 5 were “Love & Other Drugs,” a romantic comedy from 20th Century Fox starring and Anne Hathaway that took in $14 million, and “Faster,” a thriller from CBS Films and Sony that had about $12 million in sales.’s runaway-train thriller, (
“The King’s Speech,” a drama from the Weinstein Company that is considered an Oscar contender, opened in four theaters to $349,791, a total that is considered quite strong for such a limited release.
- Box office: ‘Tangled’ feasts as ‘Burlesque, ‘ Faster,’ ‘Love & Other Drugs’ fight for leftovers (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- ‘Harry Potter’ edges out Rapunzel at box office (reuters.com)
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