Disney’s ‘Princess’ hops to No. 1
Disney’s animated “The Princess and the Frog” hopped over feel-goodfootball film “The Blind Side,” to take the top spot in North Americanbox office sales in its first weekend in wide release.
Disney’s animated “The Princess and the Frog” hopped over feel-good football film “The Blind Side,” to take the top spot in North American box office sales in its first weekend in wide release.
The family-friendly Disney movie drew $25 million in ticket sales. It tells the tale of a woman turned into a frog after a kiss and marks a return for the studio to hand-drawn animation.
The second place football film had a take of $15.5 million.
The No. 3 movie was Clint Eastwood’s Nelson Mandela drama “Invictus,” which brought in $9.1 million.
“This film has Oscar potential written all over it and should maintain solid grosses week after week,” Paul Dergarabedian, head of Hollywood.com’s box office tracking division, said in a statement.
Vampire romance “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” dropped two slots to No. 4 with $8 million in ticket sales for a cumulative total of $267.4 million.
“Brothers,” a drama about soldiers returning home from war, took sixth place with $5 million.