So let's review: there are presently two cartoon features riding the great Wave of Popularity.
Paramount-DreamWorks' action-sequel "Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen" continued to dominate the box office Friday raking in $36.7 million and raising its running domestic cume to $125.9 million over three days.
The other cartoon, now entering its fifth week, is doing well too.
Disney-Pixar's "Up" nabbed fifth with $3.9 million, down 35% on 3,487 for a running B.O. in its fifth Friday of $241.1 million.
So as we can see, animation continues to thrive. Up floats toward the $300 million domestic mark and Transformers breaks box office records, while Ice Age 3 hits the world movie marketplace on July 1st.
Things could be worse.
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” grossed an estimated $201.2 million from 4,234 theaters at the domestic box office to score the best five-day haul ever after “The Dark Knight.”
“Transformers 2’s” worldwide cume through Sunday was a massive $387 million, one of the best global deubts (sic) of all time.
Domestically, “Transformers 2,” grossed $112 million for the weekend after earning $89.2 million in its first two days (pic opened Wednesday at 12:01 a.m.) ...
The other animated entries out there aren't doing too badly either.
Disney-Pixar’s “Up” also continued to shine, grossing an estimated $13 million from 3,487 runs to come in No. 4 in its fifth frame. Domestic cume through Sunday was $250.2 million--surpassing “Star Trek” to become the highest grossing film of the year domestically. “Star Trek’s” cume through Sunday was an estimated $246.2 million ...
Monster Vs. Aliens has picked up over the past week, increasing over a 100% in weekly domestic box office gross. MvA now stands at a hair under $196 million.