Disney’s Pixar animated “Brave” took over the weekend box office with a $66.7 million debut. That’s a lot of dough. This marks the 13th no.1 opening for Pixar, and the second major box-office score for Disney with a film from an in-house studio partner. “Brave” posted the second-best June opening for an animated film ever, behind only 2010’s “Toy Story 3,” which bowed to $103 million for Pixar in 2010.
“This is Pixar doing what Pixar does,” Disney’s executive vice-president of exhibition Dave Hollis told TheWrap Sunday. “They have created very high expectations and they’ve delivered.” Audiences agreed, giving the movie an “A” CinemaScore.
I don’t know about you but I saw the movie and liked it. Pixar has always been on my radar since “Finding Nemo.” There’s something quite interesting about the storylines and I’ve never felt bored from watching any of their production.
“Brave” carried a roughly $185 million production budget and tells the tale of Princess Merida who, determined to make her own way in the world, defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom and family. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
The voice cast features Kelly Macdonald as Merida, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane and Craig Ferguson. Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman direct, with Katherine Sarafian producing and Pete Doctor, John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton executive producing. Check out the trailer and be sure to go see it if you didn’t this weekend.
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