While I was away not paying attention, apparently Pixar had another successful opening:
Pixar's perfect streak at the box office continued this weekend with "Up," which opened to a studio-estimated $68.2 million.
That puts the quirky tale directed by studio veteran Peter Docter just behind the Disney-owned company's biggest films, "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles," which both debuted with $70 million. It also puts to rest any fears that a movie starring an old man won't appeal to kids.
Helped by 1,530 3-D screens with higher ticket prices, "Up" came in above last year's "Wall-E," which opened to $63.1 million, and 2007's "Ratatouille," which started off with $47 million. Both those movies went on to gross more than $200 million at the domestic box office, and "Up" will almost certainly do the same ....
So let's see. DreamWorks Animation's last effort came in at $195 million, and Pixar's new entry will no doubt do the same.
Animated features appear to be on a roll, despite "DreamWork's pictures not being as good as Pixar's" ... and "People are getting tired of all the c.g.i. features out there" and the usual nattering from negative nabobs.
Apparently the always-dim general public hasn't gotten the memo.