Scottish warrior princess Brave tops US box office

Scottish warrior princess Brave tops US box office

Emma Thompson's new movie, Brave, has topped the US box office.

The animated Pixar film about a young Scottish princess defying tradition that requires her to marry against her will opened with $66.7 million domestically in America, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Brave, which also features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters and Billy Connolly, added $13.5 million in 10 overseas markets for a worldwide start of $80.2 million.

The film left American hero Abraham Lincoln in the dust.

The 20th Century Fox action tale Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opened far back at No 3 with $16.5 million, behind Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

DreamWorks Animation's animated Madagascar sequel had been No 1 for two weekends and added $20.2 million to raise its US total to $157.6 million dollars.

The weekend's other new wide release, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley's apocalyptic romance Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, misfired with just $3.8 million dollars, debuting at No 10.

The film, playing in much narrower release than other top-10 movies, stars Steve and Keira as heartbroken neighbours on a road trip as a killer asteroid hurtles toward Earth.

Woody Allen's Italian romance To Rome With Love pulled in huge audiences in limited release, debuting with $379,371 dollars in five theatres.

That gave the Sony Pictures Classics release a whopping average of $75,874 a theatre, compared to $16,028 in 4,164 cinemas for Brave.

Monday June 25, 2012

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