Now with candy-coated Add Ons.
The Nikkster triggers the starting gate, and they're off!
... Based on early numbers coming into my sources, Pixar/Disney Toy Story 3 is the monster everybody thought it would be on 4,028 locations, including 2,463 3D screens of which 180 are IMAX). the 3D ticket price advantage will swamp previous Pixar opening weekends, including 2003 Finding Nemo's $70.2M and 2004 The Incredibles' $70.4M. ...
Through Thursday, Shrek Forever After has been bounding along in third place, running up a total of $217.5 million.
We will probably ... I'm going out on a frail limb here ... see a small decline in the ogre's performance over the coming weekend.
Add On: Toy Story 3, the feature John Lasseter has been wanting to make since 1999, rockets into the stratosphere:
... Toy Story 3 grossed an estimated $41 million Friday night ... Now Buzz Lightyear and Cowboy Woody are destined for Pixar’s record books, with the highest-opening ever for a Pixar movie. Based on the Friday numbers, Toy Story 3 could earn as much as $120 million for the three-day frame ...
Shrek Forever After is likely to take fourth place with a bit over $2 million on Friday and a weekend total that should add up to over $8 million. ...
The Mojo of Box Office has Shrek at $1,645,000 and in 7th place, with a running total just south of $220 million. We'll keep monitoring the lists to see if the ogre can crawl his way higher by Sunday.
Add On Too: Toy Story 3 rakes in $109,000,000 while the ogre drops 65% to end the weekend at $223 million.