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Cinderella” delivered a spellbinding performance at the box office this past weekend. Disney successfully managed to capture the hearts and wallets of moviegoers by raking in an impressive $70.1 million. Overseas, the film performed on par by adding an additional $62.4 million for a worldwide take of $132.5 million. The studio responsible for the 2014 smash hit “Maleficent”, now has an even bigger performing film than the Angelina Jolie starring pic. The latest live-action take on the classic tale beats “Maleficent” ($69.4 million) despite the fact that the 2014 movie has a more famous female lead. The “Cinderella” big screen feature is accompanied with an animated short “Frozen Fever”, which features the characters from the hit Disney movie “Frozen (2013)”.

Spellbinding Opening Weekend for Disney's 'Cinderella'

Spellbinding Opening Weekend for Disney’s ‘Cinderella’

Check out the trailer for “Cinderella”

The Liam Neeson starring “Run All Night” raked in an estimated $11 million on its debut weekend. Neeson’s latest action flick was overshadowed by Disney’s animation, entering the charts with a disappointing start even thought it placed second this week. “Tak3n” opened to a whopping $39.2 million in January, leaving “Run All Night” in the dust with a production budget of $50 million.

This time round our favorite ass kicker takes on the role as Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon, once known as The Gravedigger. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (Vincent D’Onofrio) who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years.  Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago.  With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself…at the wrong end of a gun.  Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

Check out the trailer for ” Run All Night”

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is now at No. 3 moving up one spot from last week with approximately $6.2 million, and “Focus” drops two spots placing fourth with an estimated $5.73 million. Last week’s winner, science fiction film “Chappie” drops four places to round out the top five by adding an additional $5.7 million.

 

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Cinderella” – $67.8 million
  2. “Run All Night” – $11 million
  3. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” – $6.2 million
  4. “Focus” – $5.73 million
  5. “Chappie” – $5.7 million
  6. “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” – $5.68 million
  7. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” – $4.0 million
  8. “McFarland, USA” – $3.6 million
  9. “Fifty Shades of Grey”- $2.8 million
  10. “The DUFF” – $2.8 million