Could this mean that the curse of the wack video game movie is over? Let’s discuss after the jump.
Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop gaming aficionados and cinephiles from hitting the theater to check out Disney’s animated film, “Wreck-It Ralph.” The movie, which stars John C. Reilly and Jane Lynch, is about a video game character who destroys everything in his path, and it made history on Sunday grossing $49.1 million in ticket sales to place #1 at the box office.
The Disney animated film earned an unique distinction as “Wreck-It Ralph” marked the highest-grossing opening weekend in their animation history.
Hammered into number two submission was “Flight,” the Denzel Washington / Don Cheadle starring film, which generated $25 million at the U.S. box office. Coming in at a close third place was the critically-acclaimed Iran hostage thriller, “Argo,” which brought in $10.2 million in sales. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, “Argo” has grossed a total of $75.9 million in its three weeks in movie theaters.
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