Thursday, May 18, 2006
A little late with this, but "Hoodwinked" entered the DVD sales charts at Numero Uno... Per The Hollywood Reporter: "Hoodwinked," the animated retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, scored an upset victory on the DVD sales chart for the week ending May 7, narrowly beating 20th Century Fox's "The Family Stone." Although it's theatrical legs were not great, the flick is selling a lot of little metal discs, and I'm sure the Weinstein brothers are delighted. "Hoodwinked" borrowed some riffs from "Shrek" and cashed in. (And proves, I think, that John Musker's "Red Riding Hood" pitch to Eisner and Katzenberg twenty-one years ago was chock-full of commercial possibilities, had it been pursued. Mark Dindal was also kicking around a similar idea prior to "Chicken Little.") "Hoodwinked" demonstrates (yet again) why CGI animation continues to expand. There are baskets of greenbacks in it.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 9:33 AM