Thursday, December 26, 2013

Once Again Number One

Despicable Me 2 has been #1 at world turnstiles, number one in animated features (2013) and now ...

In the week ending Dec. 22, Despicable Me 2 and Fast & Furious 6, both from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, held onto the No. 1 and No. 2 positions at the top of both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart -- which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined -- and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. ...

I guess we know why sequels get made, don't we?

I've had a sit down conversation with Chris Meledandri exactly once. But from his track record, and what I glean from him in the public prints, he's got a clear-eyed view toward cartoon-making.

The story needs to be simple. The characters need to be engaging. And the money has to be up there on the screen. Don't pay for production nobody sees.

Sounds like a plan to me.


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