"Encanto" tops North American box office for 2nd straight weekend

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-06 03:51:16|Editor: huaxia
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Disney's animated film "Encanto" repeated as the winner of the North American box office this weekend with a three-day estimate of 12.7 million U.S. dollars, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.

"Encanto" snared the biggest opening of the COVID-19 pandemic era for an animated title over the Thanksgiving weekend last week. The original musical fantasy film has grossed 58 million dollars in North America so far.

"Encanto" is the 60th animated feature produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Directed by Byron Howard, Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith, the film tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called Encanto.

Internationally, the film brought in 20.7 million dollars in 49 markets this weekend for a global cume of 116.1 million dollars.

Holding to its second place is Sony's supernatural comedy film "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which took in 10.35 million dollars in its third weekend for a North American cume of 102.19 million dollars.

The film is the sequel to 1984's "Ghostbusters" and 1989's "Ghostbusters II." Directed by Jason Reitman, the film stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Annie Potts and Paul Rudd.

In "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer and United Artists Releasing's biographical crime drama film "House of Gucci" landed in third with 6.77 million dollars in its second weekend, pushing its North American total to 33.64 million dollars.

Directed by Ridley Scott, the R-rated film features an ensemble of Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Camille Cottin, Jack Huston, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Reeve Carney and Salma Hayek.

"House of Gucci" is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder. Enditem

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