'Cinderella' tops US box office with USD 70.1 million

Los Angeles: Disney's live-action take on the famous fairytale 'Cinderella' grossed an estimated USD 70.1 million at the North American box office.

Disney's Cinderella live action movie
Cinderella. Pic/Santa Banta

The movie starring Lily James has a bigger opening than Disney's 'Maleficent' (USD 69.4 million) despite the fact that the 2014 movie has a more famous female lead, Angelina Jolie.

Overseas, the film raked in USD 62.4 million for a worldwide total of USD 132.5 million, reported Ace Showbiz. Attached to the screenings of 'Cinderella' is animated short 'Frozen Fever', which features the 'Frozen (2013)' characters. This provided a double dose of family entertainment, especially after a string of R-rated films in recent weeks.

'Run All Night', the latest action film starring Liam Neeson, entered the chart at No 2 with an estimated USD 11 million. It is a weak debut compared to Neeson's 'Tak3n', which opened to USD 39.2 million in January.

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