Brave Slays U.s. Box Office Competition24 June 2012
The Pixar movie, which features the voice of Scottish actress Kelly MACdonald as the heroic Princess Merida and first female lead in the company's history, bumped Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted to second place with takings of $20.2 million (£12.6 million).
Debuting in third is fantasy horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with earnings of $16.5 million (£10.3 million) and in fourth is sci-fi epic Prometheus ($10 million/£6.3 million). Tom Cruise's musical Rock of Ages rounds out the top five with $8 million (£5 million).
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley's new apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World failed to set the chart alight - it premiered at number 10 with $3.8 million (£2.3 million).
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