Nov 4, 2012 3:28 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK (AP) - The weekend box office was not only undeterred by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, it was buoyed, as Disney's "Wreck it Ralph" opened strongly with $49.1 million.
The animated family film was aided by the large number of East Coast children out of school on Friday and families looking for matinee diversion. It's the largest box-office opening ever for a Disney Animations release.
Robert Zemeckis' "Flight," starring Denzel Washington, also opened to robust ticket sales. The Paramount drama took in $25 million despite playing in only 1,884 theaters - or about half the number "Wreck it Ralph" played in.
The Universal kung fu flick "The Man With the Iron Fists" opened with a debut of $8.2 million.
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