For the 13th consecutive time, Pixar has emerged triumphant at the box office. Their latest production, Brave, opened in first place over the weekend with $66.7 million—their fourth strongest opening ever (right behind Up, which opened with $68 million in 2009).
For Pixar employees who are tired of movies about vampires, the weekend brought some additional good news: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opened with just $16.5 million. Since the movie reportedly cost $70 million to make, it’s unlikely that it will ever recoup its budget. As a result, it could be a long time before we see another vampire movie that doesn’t have the word “Twilight” in the title. Although, if the rumours are true that Lionsgate is planning on rebooting the Twilight movies in 5 years, we could be facing so many Twilight movies that the lack of non-Twilight vampire movies will barely be noticeable.
Here are the weekend’s top 10 movies:
1. Brave $66.7M
2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted $20.2M (total: $158M)
3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $16.5M
4. Prometheus $10M (total: $109M)
5. Snow White and the Huntsman $8.01M (total: $137M)
6. Rock of Ages $8M (total: $28.8M)
7. That’s My Boy $7.9M (total: $28.2M)
8. The Avengers $7.04M (total: $598M)
9. Men in Black 3 $5.6M (total: $163M)
10. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World $3.84M