A Brave Weekend Indeed

Not a bad weekend for the movies, making almost $154 million in the top 10 alone, summer is definitely here. Pixar’s Brave came out of the gave red hair waving, bows and arrows at the ready. It paid off too because Brave took home the number one need this weekend, by a lot, making $66.7 Million in its opening weekend, and  making $46.5 Million more than the number 2 movie, Brave killed the movie going weekend. It also marks Pixar’s 13th movie, as well as 13th movie to open at number 1, that’s right 13 for 13, as well as the first female hero.

Mean while the other weekend openers had a good and bad weekend. First the good, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, came in 3rd with a good $16.5 Million opener. While Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World  barely made the top ten making a mere $3.8 Million in its opening weekend with less than $2,500 made per screening.

As for the number two seed, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, stayed strong with $20.2 Million, not bad for its third week at the box office.  Prometheus held on strong to break $100 Million domestically and $10 Million for the weekend. While Rock of Ages and  That’s My Boy, both got some love this weekend coming in at numbers 6 and 7 respectably. Snow White and The Huntsman made just over $8 Million for the weekend while Men In Black dropped to number 9 with over $5 Million. Finally The Avengers are an inch closer to claiming $600 million Domestically making $7 Million this weekend in its 8th weekend at the box office.

Check out this weekend’s top movies, per Friday-Sunday  domestic estimates as reported by the studios and Exhibitor Relations:

  1. Brave, $66.7 million
  2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, $20.2 million
  3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, $16.5 million
  4. Prometheus, $10 million
  5. Snow White and the Huntsman, $8.012 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

Did YOU go to the movies this weekend?