Disney’s Tangled bulldozed its way past analysts’ expectations earning a FINAL $48.9 million over the weekend, and boosting its five-day Thanksgiving holiday total to a towering $68.7 million. Disney’s first CG princess cartoon was a couple hundred thousand dollars shy of Harry Potter’s first place box office finish, however, its three-day total still ranks as the biggest opening ever for a feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. Some more figures from Box Office Mojo:

Tangled had 2,461 of its locations presenting the picture in the 3D illusion, and they accounted for 56 percent of business. Disney’s exit polling indicated that 61 percent of Tangled‘s audience was female and 57 percent under 25 years old. Tangled also earned a rare “A+” from moviegoer pollster CinemaScore.

DreamWorks’ Megamind finished in third with a FINAL $12.6 million bringing it to $130.2 million after 24 days. Universal’s Despicable Me tacked on $363,000 in its 21st weekend lifting its total to $249.7 million. Next week, it’ll reach $250 million. The film now ranks as the 10th highest grossing domestic animated feature of all-time. Prior to this, all ten slots were owned by Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks features. And finally, since no other website deems independent animation worthy of box office coverage, let me report that Paul and Sandra Fierlinger’s My Dog Tulip earned $7,257 from two theaters in its 13th weekend. Its total now stands at $132,102.

Animation news you can use
Support independent publishing

Your membership will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Support Cartoon Brew for as little as $1 a week — the process is fast and easy.

Become A Member   

Latest News from Cartoon Brew