The 3-D movie "Alice in Wonderland," directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, topped all films at the weekend box office with a $116.3 million gross, scoring the biggest film debut ever for the month of March and the largest-ever opening for a 3-D film.
Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" broke through the looking glass to the top of the North American box office this weekend with 116.3 million dollars in takings, estimates showed Sunday.The live-action, CGI (computer generated imagery), 3D version of Lewis Carroll's classic fantasy tale starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska has netted the highest grossing debut for a film which is not a sequel.
It was not a good weekend for Johnny Depp. His newest movie, "Mortdecai," flopped at the box office making just $4.1 million on an estimated $60 million budget. Analyst predictions for the weekend suggested the film may make closer to $8.5 million.
Walt Disney's 3-D version, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, is headed for one of the biggest winter debuts ever.
Alice is likely to find a huge pot of box office gold at the bottom of the rabbit hole this weekend.