Man, Liam Neeson got his ass kicked this weekend. And I should warn you, It wasn’t a pretty sight.
Playing at 3,845 locations, Disney’s “Cinderella” wiped out the competition, opening to an estimated $70.05 million domestically. “Cinderella” also earned over $62 million from international markets. That’s very impressive, considering “Cinderella” only cost $95 million to produce.
The movie’s audience was 66 percent female and 66 percent families. The movie received a strong “A” CinemaScore; combine that with solid reviews (84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and this should live action fairy tale hold well over the next few weeks.
Liam Neeson’s “Run All Night” opened in a very distant second place with a worse than expected $11 million. That’s a fraction of 2014′ “Non-Stop” which opened to $28.9 million. And it’s also lower than “A Walk Among the Tombstones” poor $12.8 million start. Looks like movie audiences are getting tired of the same old routine from Liam Neeson.
The film’s audience was 52 percent female, which is pretty high for an action movie with an all-male cast. Also, 86 percent of the audience was over the age of 25. That I believe because when I saw the movie on Friday, I think I was the youngest person in the theatre.
But surprisingly, those who saw “Run All Night” awarded the movie an “A-” CinemaScore, which suggests word-of-mouth will be good. But this movie won’t have a long shelf life.
Your top five glass slippers:
1. Cinderella — $70.1 million
2. Run All Night — $11 million
3. Kingsman: The Secret Service — $6.2 million
4. Focus — $5.8 million
5. Chappie — $5.8 million