Tim Burton's new film hits theaters all across the country this weekend and it has already set a record, two days before its release. Variety is reporting that Alice in Wonderland will set a new record when it is released in 2,242 3D screens this weekend.
The mark eclipses Avatar's debut on 2,032 3D screens, which accounted for 59% of the total screen count of 3,452. Alice in Wonderland's 2,242 3D screen count accounts for 60% of its total 3,728 screen count. It was also said that there are currently around 3,400 3D screens in North America, and Alice in Wonderland will occupy 66% of those screens when it opens this weekend.
There are more 3D films coming out in the near future, though, with DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon hitting theaters on March 26 and the Sam Worthington action film Clash of the Titans arriving in 3D the next weekend, April 2.
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lee, Matt Lucas, Timothy Spall, Marton Csokas, Jemma Powell, Tim Piggot-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor and will hit 2D and 3D theaters nationwide on March 5.