“Wreck-It-Ralph”, a new production from Walt Disney Animation Studios, debuted this weekend with $49.1 million obtaining both critics and viewers’ appreciation. The family film was particularly requested in Northeastern theaters where film goers were looking for a distraction in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, the Associated Press reports.
The recent movie released by Walt Disney, “Wreck-It-Ralph” broke all previous records thanks to the $49.1 million revenue it registered in its first weekend. The first record was set by “Tangled” which sold tickets worth $48.8 million during Thanksgiving weekend in 2010. According to box office reports, “Wreck-It-Ralph” was the most requested on Friday, soon after the cinemas were reopened after the super storm.
Disney executive vice president distribution, Dave Hollis, was very impressed by the new record set by “Wreck-It-Ralph”. He told reporters at the Associated Press that it is a “pretty incredible thing” to have “Tangled” and “Wreck-It-Ralph” at the top of the box office reports. The success of the movie depends, in his opinion, to the connection that is established between adults and families.
The 2012 Walt Disney motion picture required $165 million to produce. The audience was mainly made out of children and families. The 3D cartoon tells the story of Ralph, an arcade game villain, who is tired of playing the bad guy and begins game jumping which is not allowed.
Denzel Washington’s new drama, “The Flight”, will most certainly draw large numbers of viewers to the cinema, despite its rather slow start. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film grossed $25 million from 1,884 theaters and ended up on number 2. The movie was listed as A- by CinemaScore, whereas the Academy is already considering Washington a front-runner for an Oscar nomination for best actor.
Ben Affleck’s “Argo” and Universal’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” both landed on the fourth place. The former earned $10.2 million, whereas the new kung fu pic opened with only $8.2 million. Liam Neeson’s “Taken 2” continues to trigger viewers’ curiosity in its fifth week. Landing on the fifth place, the action movie grossed $6 million from Friday to Monday.