Disastrous conditions along the east coast didn’t affect the weekend box office, as most theaters affected by the storm re-opened their doors and Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph broke a record for the studio.
Wreck-It Ralph made $49.1 million at the weekend box office, which made it the highest grossing opening weekend for a Disney animated film. The previous record holder was their 2010 film Tangled which generated $48.8 million. Ralph stars John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch. You can read our review here.
Elsewhere at the box office, Flight starring Denzel Washington made $25 million and Ben Affleck’s Argo made $10.2 million. Universal’s The Man with the Iron Fists opened to $8.2 million, and Taken 2 added $6 million to its previous $119 million take. Tom Hanks’ Cloud Atlas made another $5.2 million, bringing its total gross to a very small $18.2 million.
It’s believed that Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy did not affect box office numbers this weekend as those affected were looking for a distraction.
Next weekend, 23rd James Bond film Skyfall is expected to dominate the box office. It’s already made a grand total of $287 million overseas amongst strong reviews. Some call it the best Bond film of the series, and certainly the best Daniel Craig era film.
Which movie did you see at the theater this weekend?
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