MUMBAI: Brave, Disney's new animated film about a rebellious,
red-headed princess, battled to the top of the box office
charts over the weekend scoring $80 million in ticket
sales around the world.
fairy tale from Disney's Pixar studio pulled in $66.7
million at domestic theatres in the US from Friday through
Sunday in addition to $13.5 million from international
markets. The film easily topped new historical/horror
mashup Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that finished
the weekend in third place.
The 3D formatted Brave is set in the ancient Scottish
highlands and centres around horseback-riding teen princess
Merida, who defies her mother and her kingdom's traditions.
Merida, voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald,
must then use her courage and archery skills to undo
film brings the 13th consecutive No. 1 opening to Pixar
that has become Hollywood's most reliable studio during
its 17-year history of making films. Starting with 'Toy
Story' in 1995, its 12 films before Brave have generated
more than $7.2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, according
to a trade analyst.