Surprising some analysts, Disney’s new movie known as Tangled has racked up some decent box office receipts since debuting on November 24, 2010.
Debuting the day before Thanksgiving, the fairy-tale show took in an estimated$11,869,194. By the end of the holiday weekend, the movie garnered a very respectable $69 million. Not enough to take top place for the weekend (which was firmly in the hands of the latest Harry Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1 with an estimated $76 million), but still enough to mark it as the second best Thanksgiving movie debut.
The number one spot for the Thanksgiving 5-day opening movies is still held by the Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 which opened on November 24, 1999. It raked in an estimated $80 million in its first few days of release. Interesting enough, even the number three spot on the best Thanksgiving opening weekends is held by Disney with the movie Enchanted which took in $49 million when it opened in 2007.
Disney’s Tangled takes on the fairy-tale story of Rapunzel. It finds the long-haired princess in her high tower where she has spent all of her life. There she accidentally meets a bandit and falls in love with him. However, she must leave the tower for the first time in order to find him.
The newest Disney movie utilizes the voice talents of many familiar names. Among them is Mandy Moore who voices the princess. She first burst onto the scene with her pop albums. She then ventured into television and movie work and has had parts in the likes of Grey’s Anatomy, License to Wed, Brother Bear 2, The Princess Diaries and Chasing Liberty.
Zachary Levi voices the hero character of Flynn Ryder. He is probably best known for the television series of Chuck where he plays the main character of Chuck Bartowski.
Other familiar names include Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor and Brad Garrett.
A preview of the movie can be seen below (thanks to viso trailers who provided it: