Saturday, September 16, 2006
This weekend marks the release of the 9th (or is it the 10th?) CG feature of the year, Everyone's Hero, from IDT. The Friday numbers don't look so great... ...with Screwy the baseball and his pals in 4th place with about a million and a half. That looks like an opening weekend of probably around $5 million, and projects out to a domestic theatrical run of $15-20 million. IDT was recently bought by Liberty Media and turned into Starz Animation, and has the films Space Chimps and Sheepish scheduled for 2007 and 2008, respectively. We'll update this post as the weekend progresses... UPDATE: The weekend estimates are in, and Everyone's Hero climbed to third place and $6,150,000. Unfortunately, the per-screen average was the weakest of the four films opening this weekend, and this isn't looking like a case of a film that will develop "legs." Speaking of good legs, Barnyard was 14th this weekend ($69.1 million) and will probably pass Monster House ($71.4 million) before long, despite a significantly smaller opening weekend ($15.8 million vs. $22.2 million).
Posted by Kevin Koch at 1:56 PM