Now with hot, buttered Add On.
The Nikkster informs us that animation continues to shine brightly.
... Disney's A Christmas Carol showed an excellent hold for No. 2, down just -38% from a week ago with $5.6 million Friday from 3,653 plays for what could be around $20M for the weekend ...
... Wes Anderson's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" from, of course, Fox, got off to a good start in 2 theaters in NY and 2 in LA for $70K today and a location average of $17,500 per screen. This should put the animated pic comfortably over $200K for the weekend.
There are plenty of animated features rolling out in the near future, from The Princess and the Frog to the hybrid Avatar to the Spanish-made Planet 51. And the train keeps rolling ...
Add On: And the derby finishes with the two big C.G.I movies on top, with Christmas Carol declining a mere 25.7%:
1) 2012 -- $65 million
2) Christmas Carol -- $22.3 million
3) Men Who Stare at Goats -- $6.2 million
4) Precious -- $6.1 million
5) This Is It -- $5.1 million
There are no doubt cheerful faces in Burbank and Novato tonight.