LOS ANGELES – “Ford vs. Ferrari”, an American film about the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans French car race, took the lead at the North American box office this weekend, according to provisional figures released Sunday by the specialized company Exhibitor Relations.
The e blockbuster James Mangold ( Logan, 3:10 to Yuma) , starring the two American superstars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, tells how the automaker Ford has tried to improve its image by attacking the myth Ferrari at the 1966 edition of the famous endurance race.
This action movie generated $ 31 million in revenue for its first weekend of operation.
He leads the ranking Midway war movie (Roland Emmerich) who returns, with spectacular scenes of air combat, the campaign of the Pacific during the Second World War. For its second week in North American theaters, Midway has raised $ 8.7 million in three days.
The podium is completed by Charlie and his funny ladies (Elizabeth Banks), umpteenth adaptation of the television series Funny Ladies, and its $ 8.6 million for its first weekend.
In fourth place is the family comedy Play with Fire, in which firefighters are forced to play babysitters, with 8.5 million.
It is ahead of another comedy, more romantic, Christmas Last, which has raised for its second week, the approach of Christmas and New Year, $ 6.7 million.
Here is the rest of the top 10
6- Dr. Sleep: $ 6.2 million
7- The Art of Lying: 5.7 Million
8- Joker : 5.6 million
9- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: 5.2 million
10- Harriet : 4.8 million