Disney’s animated ‘The Princess and the Frog’ hopped over feel-good football film ‘The Blind Side’, to take the top spot in North American box office sales in its first weekend in wide release. The family-friendly movie tells the tale of a woman turned into a frog after a kiss and marks a return for the studio to hand-drawn animation. “It’s one of those classic Disney fairy tales and people just fell in love with it,” said Chuck Viane head of domestic distribution at Walt Disney Co’s Buena Vista unit. The No 3 movie was ‘Invictus’.
‘Disney’s A Christmas Carol’ slipped to the No 5 spot. Vampire romance ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ dropped two slots to No 4. Another potential Oscar contender is ‘The Lovely Bones’ based on the best-selling novel. ‘Brothers’, a drama about soldiers returning home from war, took sixth place.
Source: Daily Times