Good morning all! I’m back from Los Angeles — I did tell you I was going to Los Angeles, right? — with photos of tar pits and cheese plates, and a lot of transcription to do. But before I get to that: Wow, “Brave” did okay this weekend.

$66.7 million worth of okay, in fact, with its closest competitor, “Madagascar 3”, well behind with just $20.2 million. Of course, “Madagascar 3” has been number one for the last two weeks, so it’s not like it’s hurting; domestic gross to date is now $157.6 million.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter” suffered more mightily, pulling just $16.5 million to sputter into third. (And remember, it’s playing predominantly in 3D engagements with inflated ticket prices.)  “Prometheus” took fourth with $10 million.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” earned $3.8 million in limited release, placing tenth. Doesn’t change how I feel about it, of course, but I’d hoped it would do better. It’d be nice if Steve Carell could open a non-Apatow picture once in a while.

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