Life of Pi
Release Date: November 21, 2012
Domestic Gross: $64,159,406
Production Budget: $120 million
Rise of the Guardians
Release date: November 21, 2012
Domestic Gross: $63,941,823
Production Budget: $145 million
By another name, two 3-D extravaganzas, rolled out on the same date, both collecting similar amounts of money at the box office.
Trouble is, Guardians is performing below the DreamWorks Animation box officer norm, while Pi is doing relatively well (if not better) for an Ang Lee feature.
(Here is a pro followed by a con argument regarding Rise of the Guardians grosses.)