Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Movie B.O.

Now with delicious, low-calorie Add On.

Not a pure animated film in the Top Ten ... nor the Top Twenty (Of course, there's plenty of animation inside the live action pics, but that's another story...)

A freshly minted Underworld: Rise of the Lysol collects $7.9 million and the top spot on the Movie Hit Parade. (Love them tentpoles.)

The chubby Mall Cop hangs tough at #2, raking in $4.3 million (of a total $48.9 million) ... and steely-eyed Clint makes $4.3 million in the Show position. Mr. Eastwood has $85.9 million in his strong box.

Finally, Gore Fest 3-D has a $3.1 million Friday and now totals $30.8 million.

On the animated front, the White Doggie commands a worldwide total of $192.9 million.

Add On: The weekend prelims are in, and the Win-Place-Show positions go to Mall Cop, Underworld and Gran Torino, which looks to be shaping up as one of Cliont Eastwood's bigger hits.

Michael Sheen appears to be getting more traction in Underworld than he is in Frost/Nixon, but the real winner of the weekend is Indian Game Contestant picture:

Coming in fifth, just a few days after being nominated for 10 Oscars, “Slumdog Millionaire” totaled $10.6 million, a huge increase over last weekend’s take ($5.9 million). ... “Slumdog” came in first elsewhere over the weekend, though, when its producer, Christian Colson, won the Producers Guild of America’s top award on Saturday. He beat out nominees for “Milk,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Dark Knight” and “Frost/Nixon.”

In the animated category, Mad 2 now head-butts $179 million (domestic) while Tale of Despereaux claws its way toward $50 million (domestic).

And Bolt has a worldwide total of $192.9 million, just slightly behind Madagascar's $559.3 million.

But outside of Jeffrey Katzenberg, who's counting?


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