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Dracula To Take A Big Bite Out Of BO?



Hotel Transylvania

Sony Pictures Animation is set to take a big bite out of weekend box office with the release of the animated film Hotel Transylvania. Bets are on that the 3D film will slide to an easy victory in the weekend race to sales, with estimates raising as high as 35 million for the film.

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ParaNorman Retains First Place in UK; Nemo Finding Fourth


ParaNorman

Thanks to a No. 1 finish in its second weekend in the United Kingdom, Laika Entertainment’s ParaNorman made $3 million from 2,200 venues in 39 overseas countries this past weekend.

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More Moviegoers Find Resident Evil Than Nemo


Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo” narrowly lost the swimming race with Resident Evil: Retribution at the North American box office this past weekend, according to studio estimates released Sunday.

A 3D version of the 2003 Pixar-Disney smash hit, Finding Nemo charted at No. 2 spot in the United States and Canada to open at $17.5 million, according to Disney.

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Brave takes top position at British box office


Brave

Pixar’s “Brave” collected an estimated $4.3 million from about 565 screens in the United Kingdom, leading that country’s box office in its fourth weekend.

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ParaNorman not Expendable, makes $14 million


ParaNorman

Laika Entertainment’s “ParaNorman,” an animated comedy thriller starring a small-town boy who battles zombies, opened at third place in the North American box office this weekend with $14 million.

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Nightmare at DreamWorks: quarterly profit down 63%


DreamWorks Animation SKG

Second-quarter net income at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. fell by a whopping 63 percent, the Glendale, California-based company announced Tuesday.

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“Ice Age 4” surpasses $500 million


Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ice Age: Continental Drift” grossed $50.7 million at 15,932 screens in 69 foreign countries over the weekend, raising its overall gross abroad to $516.3 million.

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Booty call: Aardman’s “The Pirates!” makes $11.4M


The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” co-produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation, opened in North America in a very close second place, making $11.4 million at the box office between Friday and Sunday.

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Alain Chabet’s Houba! stays at numero un in France


Sur la Piste du Marsupilami

Combining live action with animation, Pathe’s release of the adventure story Houba! Sur la Piste du Marsupilami stayed at No. 1 spot in France for the third weekend in a row.

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