Now that the weekend dust has settled and the actual box office numbers are in, Coraline ends up at #2.
The number of times a feature film rises from fifth to second in the box office ballgame can be counted on the pitching hand of three-finger Brown ... or maybe the right foot of a double-toed sloth. Like it hardly ever happens ...
In the third week of release, Coraline has collected $53,766,834.
Moving down to the White Doggie, Disney's pet continues to pile up foreign box office:
"Bolt" has generated $155.2 million outside the U.S., $42 million more than the domestic total, and should have plenty of gas in the tank thanks to its staggered release; Japan won't open until August ...
Combined with with the $114,053,579 domestic take, the pooch now stands at $269.25 million, somewhat less than the Box Office Mojo cume, but still within hailing distance of $300 million.
As for the other two animated features listed as breathing on the Mojo list, Madagascar 2 (#43) is within an eyelash of $180 million domestic, while 39th place The Tale of Despereaux stands at $50,653,875. Tres bien.