Once again, the Reporter has the numbers.
The weekend's No. 3 title was DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon," which boosted its overseas gross total to $176.5 million after four rounds thanks to a $15.5 million weekend at 6,582 venues in 58 markets.
Paramount, the animation title's distributor, said about 65% of the overall weekend gross came from 3D screens. Despite unseasonably warm weather in the U.K., "Dragon" managed to hold nicely with $2.1 million generated from 683 sites (80% of which were 3D screens) for a market cume of $20 million ...
Doing a rough, back-of-the-envelope calculation, Dragon is now up to $335.1 million in worldwide grosses, and counting.
Elsewhere, Tim Burton is enjoying a dandy run with his re-imagining of Alice in CGland:
Worldwide, "Alice" has generated $827.5 million to rank as the 22nd biggest boxoffice hit of all time and the fourth most popular title ever released by Disney.
It's a long way from the lower ranks of the animation department at 500 S. Buena Vista Street, yes?
The Director of Alice with Joe Ranft ... after eating a very rare steak ...