Though Disney's "Cinderella" enchanted audiences over the weekend, the film fell short of its studio-estimated $70.1-million debut.
According to final studio estimates released on Monday, the live-action version of the classic fairy tale pulled in $67.9 million in the U.S. and Canada.
That puts it just behind the opening for Disney's "Maleficent," which stars
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Internationally, the film pulled in $63.7 million in more than 30 markets, bringing its total global haul to $131.6 million.
"The key to adapting a beloved property is to remain true to the essence of the original while creatively imagining the story in a new or fresh way," Dave Hollis, Disney's head of distribution, told The Times on Sunday.