JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – “Cinderella” is the belle of the box office, where Disney’s live-action fairy tale debuted with $70.1 million over the weekend at North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The box office-topping opening added to a string of recent live-action successes for Disney like “Maleficent” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Interest in “Cinderella,” directed by Kenneth Branagh, was also boosted by a “Frozen” short that played before the feature.

The Liam Neeson, Ed Harris thriller “Run All Night” didn’t have much gas at the box office. It opened with $11 million for Warner Bros., the weakest debut for Neeson as an action film star.

Last week’s top film, the sci-fi thriller “Chappie,” slid to fifth with $5.8 million.
Cinderella Tops Weekend Box Office

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