'Cinderella' magic tops weekend box office

March 15, 2015 3:25 PM

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The Kenneth Branagh-directed Disney re-telling of the 1950 animated classic was the belle of the box office ball, topping the weekend with $70.1 million, according to studio estimates.

Downton Abbey star Lily James, as Cinderella, and Game of Thrones' Richard Madden, as Prince Charming, were a hit with critics, scoring an 83% approval rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Audiences gave the film an A on Cinemascore.

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