In a pairing of director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp, Disney has apparently struck gold with a live-action recreation of Alice in Wonderland. In just three days, the movie has raked in an amazing $116.1 million dollars.
That astronomical figure places it at number one for a release of a movie outside of the traditional blockbuster months of May, July or November. Even more amazing, it puts it at number six for the highest openings overall.
Not content to stop there for breaking records, the movie also toppled numbers in the 3D market. About 70% of the weekend income for the movie came from 3D patrons thoroughly beating out Avatar’s $55 million opening which had been the record-holder.
IMAX numbers were just as impressive with an estimated $11.9 million brought in from the giant screens once again beating out the previous record-holder Avatar.
Aside from Depp, the movie also features the talents of Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Alan Rickman just to name a few. The movie is a modern recreation of Lewis Carroll’s mid-1800 story of a young girl who falls into a fantasy world.
The Disney Company had a hit once before with this movie when it released the animated version in 1951.