When it comes to weekend box office totals, you can’t mess with the power of a family film, especially when the mega powers of Disney and Pixar are behind it. Leading the way with it’s impressive opening weekend, the Scottish folklore tale titled “Brave” is estimated to bring in an impressive $66.2 million. “Madagascar 3” brought in an estimated $20.5 million on it’s third week at the box office and rounding out the top 3 is Tim Burton’s “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.”
Also opening this weekend was Focus’ “Seeking a Friend For The End of the World.” While I usually enjoy every film that Focus has to offer, it seems that many people passed on this softer, medium dramatic tale. Many critics blasted the non-chemistry between leads Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley. Check out the top ten box office estimates and let us know which movies you checked out this weekend!
I bet you don’t remember reading this in your high school history text books. Mixing the classic story of Abraham Lincoln with the horror of vampires and the supernatural, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith portrays Lincoln is a young, axe slinging action star out to kill any that cross his path after his mother was killed by one of them. Taking us long for the ride on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is director Timur Bekmambetov and producer Tim Burton.
Starring fairly newcomer, Benjamin Walker as the beard-donning, stove-top hat wearing president, we watch him leap through the air and swing his axe with astonishing power to seek revenge for the supernatural being that murdered his mother. Alongside Benjamin are Dominic Cooper who you may remember most recently from Captain American and the beautiful Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
In the trailer, we can totally see how the collaboration of an action director and twisted-minded producer can pull off an interesting concept for a film. While I think that this film many only speak to specific genre enthusiasts, I personally am curious to check it out and I think you may be too. Check out the trailer below.