Disney’s live-action take on the famous fairytale “Cindrella” grossed an estimated USD 70.1 million at the North American box office.
The movie starring Lily James has a bigger opening than Disney’s “Maleficent” (USD 69.4 million) despite the fact that the 2014 movie has a more famous female lead, Angelina Jolie. Overseas, the film raked in USD 62.4 million for a worldwide total of USD 132.5 million, reported Ace Showbiz.
Attached to the screenings of “Cinderella” is animated short “Frozen Fever”, which features the “Frozen (2013)” characters. This provided a double dose of family entertainment, especially after a string of R-rated films in recent weeks.
“Run All Night”, the latest action film starring Liam Neeson, entered the chart at No 2 with an estimated USD 11 million. It is a weak debut compared to Neeson’s “Tak3n”, which opened to USD 39.2 million in January.