Just when we thought no other records would be broken following the culmination of “Avatar’s” lengthy reign, we face another round of box office firsts.
And this time, the records belong to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
The 3-D spectacle starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter earned an estimated $116.3 million, the highest grossing weekend ever for a spring release. Not only that, but IMAX — which pulled “Avatar” from all its screens in exchange for “Alice” — was rewarded handsomely with its highest weekend gross ever, $11.9 million in only 188 theaters. (IMAX’s 9 additional theaters plus “Alice’s” shorter run time gave the company the added boost over its “Avatar” numbers.)
Original article by EW.com