With Extra Crispy Add Ons.
Clicking early b.o. numbers into the Koch Calculator, Wall-E should clock $66-$73 million for the weekend. (KFP, by way of contrast, totaled $60 million).
The big animated releases this year ar batting three for three, which is good for the entire industry, yes?
Add On: And the Wallster pretty much replicates KFP's feat of three (or was it four?) weeks ago.
Where Panda walked away with $60 million in Weekend One, Wall-E collected $62.5 mill (a slightly better Friday probably told the tale). And the Koch Calculator is over by $3.5 million, where its overage was $4 million for KFP.
And the Calculator gives the Pixar hit a final domestic total of $220 million. (A month hence, we'll see how close that number comes to reality.)
In #2, the pistol packing Jolie sees a $51.1 million opening for the blood-soaked Wanted.
Get Smart drops 48% to #3 with a current total of $77,266,000.
Kung Fu Panda drops a notch to fourth, claws its way to $11,746,000 and now owns $179,330,000 domestic doubloons.
Meanwhile, the seventh Place Indiana Jones is now mere pennies from the $300 million plateau.
Add On Too: The L.A. Times notes where Wall-E falls in the Pixar/Disney opening-week pantheon:
The animated movie ... was the third-best opening for a Pixar film and the biggest ever June premiere for a Disney film ...
Not bad for a film about robots. But the Pixar 'bots talk way less than the contraptions in Blue Sky's robot movie.
Add On Three: Per Variety, Wall-E ended up with $63 million for the weekend. So the Koch Calculator was off a a mere million.