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'Brave' rises to the challenge at box office with $66.7M

June 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
It was a big weekend for animated films at the box office.

The Disney-Pixar film "Brave" came in first place with $66.7 million.

Dreamworks' "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" ended its two-week run at the top. It came in second place at $20.2 million.

The 20th Century Fox film "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" opened at No. 3 with $16.5 million.

The top films of the weekend were:

1. "Brave," $66.7 million ($13.5 million international).
2. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," $20.2 million ($30.1 million international).
3. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," $16.5 million ($8.1 million international).
4. "Prometheus," $10 million ($12.7 million international).
5. "Snow White & the Huntsman," $8.01 million ($22.6 million international).
6. "Rock of Ages," $8 million ($2.9 million international).
7. "That's My Boy," $7.9 million ($900,000 international).
8. "The Avengers," $7 million ($2.3 million international).
9. "Men in Black 3," $5.6 million ($10.5 million international).
10. "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," $3.8 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.