Illustration for article titled iCinderella/i Rakes In $23 Million, Somehow Still a Compelling Fairy Tale

The pretty and fragile victim trope continues to dominate the American box office (Maleficent, Frozen) this time with Cinderella. The Disney movie brought in $23 Million on Friday and is expected to complete the weekend with $70 million. Cinderella's budget was $95 million, so looks like the execs about to get theirs by...tomorrow?

From Variety:

Aside from its rave reviews (earning it 84% on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie is likely benefiting from its female-driven cast and the fact that its preceded in theaters by a seven-minute long "Frozen Fever" short.

In addition to "Maleficent," "Cinderella" follows several other successful Disney reimaginings of classic animated titles: 2010's "Alice in Wonderland" and 2013's "Oz The Great and Powerful."


Serious question: What year do you think it will be before one of these morally bankrupt fairy tale remakes will feature a non lily-white lead.

2042 when white people are the minority? Nah, prolly not even then though. But waiting for all this shit to turn into a pumpkin.

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