Disney’s Brave nets $80 mn over the weekend

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.
The 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 a curse.
The 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.

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