Ford v Ferrari roars to box office success
Fox’s Ford v Ferrari – which charts the true story of the Le Mans 1966 race – has roared to the top of the box office.
The film has garnered a rare A+ CinemaScore from viewers, making it one of the highest-rated films of the year.
The movie is based on team Ford, under legendary designer Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon) who worked with famed British racing driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) to build a car to challenge Ferrari’s dominance at the classic 24-hour Le Mans race in France.
The film has said to have taken US$30 million in the US for its opening weekend (which was notably slow).
Midway stayed at the second position, while Charlie Angel’s reboot opened in third place, to just US$8.6 million.
While Damon and Bale will be celebrating their win, Kristen Stuart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinsa surely aren’t. The Charlie’s Angels reboot cost a relatively paltry US$50 million, and an opening of less than a fifth of that does not bode well for the Angels’ future.