Wall Street analysts on Monday lauded the opening of DreamWorks Animation's The Croods, which earned about $45 million in its first weekend in the U.S. They said it should help investor sentiment after the disappointing box-office performance of Rise of the Guardians.
"The early success of The Croods should help ease concerns about DreamWorks' competitive position within the CGI animation space," said Barclays Capital analyst Anthony DiClemente. "Bouncing back from a rare miss with Guardians, The Croods had a solid showing in its domestic box office debut. ...
Wall Street wanted some sign that Jeffrey and Co. hadn't lost their touch. The opening weekend gave it to them.
Now. On to Weekend Two.