Wall-E nosed past Kung Fu Panda for top animation domestic box office bragging rights in 2008.
As of Wednesday, the Wallster had $211,834,786 in the storage unit after 48 days of release, and Panda had $211,577,666 after 69 days. And since the Pixar epic is in more than four times as many theatres as Kung Fu Panda (1803 vs. 408) this margin will increase.
Which flick will ultimately be the most profitable? I sure as hell don't know. (We'll have to wait for foreign totals, won't we?) What I do know is that my great hope that Space Chimps would overtake both of them is (apparently) dead.
So I lose the bet with the seventeen-year-old, and have to buy him the 'Vette he's been eyeballing.*