After a very long streak of unimpressive animated flicks the house of mouse finally hit the jackpot with Tangled, a troubled production with a reported budget of $260 million. This is basically the first real hit Disney has had in the animated department (outside of Pixar) since Tarzan.
Tangled snatched another $23.7 million last weekend around the world, bringing itself to a new total of $285.1 million for $477 million worldwide (including the $192 million it has made in North America). With South Korea still left to go this is definitely finishing with a lot more then 500 million worldwide, doing what might have seemed impossible at first, doubling that crazy $260 million budget.
French comedy Rien a Declarer was 2nd with a very strong $22.6 million opening weekend. At first glance this might seem like something right out of left field, but it comes from the man behind Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, the famous french comedy that made no less then $245 million worldwide almost 3 years ago and still is the highest grossing movie ever in France.
The Green Hornet grabbed 3rd while landing in 12 new countries bringing its the new total to $83.2 million thanks to the $16.1 million it made last weekend. In 4th The King’s Speech grossed $13.5 million for $86.8 million and a worldwide total of $172.4 million, in other words lots and lots of money for what could be a potential best picture winner in just a few more days.
The ballet thriller also known as Black Swan was 5th with $12.4 million for $47.3 million and $144.2 million worldwide.
Gulliver’s Travels keeps bringing in more money then it deserves, this time $10.1 million for a new $139.6 million total while german comedy (all we need now is a British comedy to have the complete picture) Kokowaah was 7th with $9.7 million mostly thanks to, you guessed it, a big opening in Germany.
Everything else is more of the same except new opener Sanctum that brought in $7.8 million, most of that coming from a $3.3 million debut in Russia.
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