Princess and the Frog hops past The Blind Side
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Disney’s THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG scored the top spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in over $25 million. It beat out last week’s #1 film, THE BLIND SIDE, which only managed $15 million. Perhaps the most disappointing was the less than $10 million INVICTUS managed to bring in. Apparently Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood don’t have the same amount of box office draw as they do for the Oscars. But even though Frog took the top spot, I can’t imagine Disney is happy with only $25 million…for a Disney cartoon…with zero competition as far as kids’ movies go.
Next week sees the release of a little film called AVATAR, which is already being hailed as a spectacular achievement in film-making. We’ll see. The blue aliens look funny to me, but I have extreme confidence in James Cameron, so it should be a good time.
1 The Princess and the Frog $25,000,000
2 The Blind Side $15,450,000
3 Invictus $9,085,000
4 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $8,000,000
5 A Christmas Carol (2009) $6,871,000
6 Brothers $5,000,000
7 2012 $4,400,000
8 Old Dogs $4,396,000
9 Armored $3,500,000
10 Ninja Assassin $2,710,000
Source: Box Office Mojo