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The extended holiday weekend generates robust box office numbers.
So Friday the 13th '09 scores big despite bad reviews, but that's to be expected, since it's one of those typical Valntine Day, feel-good movies to which young lovers flock. $19.3 million on Friday, and no doubt gangbuster numbers for the balance of the weekend. (Flowers, a box of chocolates, and two tickets to F13, what could be finer?) ...
On the animated front, Coraline is tracking along at #5, earning $3,000,000 on Friday. Of the top ten films, the little girl is number nine in terms of total number of theatres in which she's showing.
Add On:The preliminary weekend totals are in, and Coraline ends up at #5 with the second highest per-screen average ($6,605) for a $15.3 million weekend and $35.6 million cume.
Among other animated features in the marketplace: Madagascar Deux is at number 32, just shy of the $180 million mark. #33 The Tale of Despereaux is stalled at $50,403,000, while Waltz with Bashir is playing a few art houses at the fortieth position and has so far earned $1,407,000.
Disney's White Doggie has eaten $113,143,000 domestically, and has $220,093,937 packed away in its worldwide grosses. Before the pooch is through, it should come within wagging distance of $300 million.