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‘Ford v Ferrari’ Speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Fizzles

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Fizzles

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
Created: November 18, 2019 11:58 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - “Ford v Ferrari” put its competition in the rearview, racing to a $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality.

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James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar buzz for its for leads, Christian Bale and Matt Damon. And audiences enthusiastically greeted it, giving the $98 million movie an A-plus CinemaScore.

“Ford v Ferrari,” which dramatizes the Ford Motor Co.’s push to unseat the perennial power Ferrari at France’s 24-hour Les Mans race in 1966, has been considered a kind of throwback film, built largely on story, practical effects and star power.

Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot couldn’t keep up. The Kristen Stewart-led film opened below expectations with $8.6 million.

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JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

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