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Brave hits bull’s-eye with No. 1 at box office

The girl-power movie about a fiery redheaded princess who doesn’t want to get married beats out the president who hates bloodsuckers for number one at the box office this weekend.


Vampires are usually money-suckers at the box office, but not this weekend when the little princess who could burst onto the scene with locks as far as the eye could see. The newest animation from Disney/Pixar, Brave, earned an estimated $66.7 million, giving it the number one spot, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Last week’s winner, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, drops to second place. The story about New York City zoo animals trying desperately to get back home earned an estimated $20 million in box office returns.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ranked third in its first week in the box office. The secret story of the president who slayed the undead grossed an estimated $16.5 million in returns, according to Deadline Hollywood.

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The story of a group of humans and one robot who journey into space in search of the meaning of life, Prometheus, ranked fourth this week with an estimated $10 million.

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Another former number one, Snow White and the Huntsman, maintained a following this week with an estimated $8 million in box office returns. The Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth feature won audiences with its dark, luscious take on the classic fairytale.

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Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin defend rock ‘n’ roll to the world in Rock of Ages, which ranked sixth this week. The rock musical from the director of Hairspray earned more than $8 million in box office returns.

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The Adam Sandler raunch-com about being the worst dad in the world, That’s My Boy, came in seventh with an estimated $7.9 million.

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Rounding out the top 10 are The Avengers at number eight with $7 million, Men in Black 3 at number nine with $5.6 million and the indie comedy about the apocalypse, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, earned a surprising  $3.8 million giving it top 10 status at number 10.

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