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Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 00:28 #16538

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For the life of me, I honestly can't think of a computer animated film that has bombed at the box office. Regardless of the studio (Pixar, Dreamworks, etc.), can anyone name a fully computer animated feature film (NOT a cartoon) that has tanked?
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Re: Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 00:30 #16539

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Surfs Up, and Barnyard. I dont think it did anywhere near expectations. I'm sure there are more, it took me 5 seconds to think of that one.

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Re: Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 01:00 #16540

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Re: Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 02:02 #16541

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Pokemon 2

Surf's Up got robbed at the box office. That movie rocked. :-)
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Re: Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 09:08 #16542

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Ant Bully, Happily N'ever After
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Re: Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 11:47 #16543

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I agree about Surf's Up. I saw with my 9 year old and I think I enjoyed it way more than him. I thought it was a very well done movie with excellent animation and a genuine feel for the material. It was marketing very poorly as some sort of 'extreme sports' kind of goofball flick when the actual premise and feel of the movie was completely the opposite. Definitely worth a look if you havent seen it. On the flip side it did nothing for me at the box office.
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Re: Are animated films always hits? 09 Nov 2007 15:03 #16544

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No, I mean TANKED. In the toilet. Lost their shirts. Not those that just "didn't do well for me at MY theater". Take into account the US or worldwide Box Office stats. The Ant Bully grossed $27M and Barnyard grossed over $75M... not exactly bombs. Even Pokemon 2 did $43M. I'll give you Happily 'Never After at $15.5M and Doogal at $7M. Any others?
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Re: Are animated films always hits? 10 Nov 2007 01:21 #16545

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Surf's Up: Bad slotting. How many families can afford (even in the more reasonable priced theatres) to go to the movies twice a month? three times a month? every week? That's what some studios were asking familes to do this past summer. Surf's Up should have been put out in the fall. Evan Almighty as well IMHO.

Same problem we are going to have right now. Too many family movies the next 4 weeks.

Weinstein: After their bombs, they went DTV last month with The Reef (known as Shark Bait to some). A couple of the same voices from Happily were in it. My kids actually liked it quite a bit and it should do well for me in the video stores.

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Re: Are animated films always hits? 14 Nov 2007 09:59 #16546

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I wanted to say Disney's "Home on the Range", but it wasn't computer animated.

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Re: Are animated films always hits? 14 Nov 2007 10:49 #16547

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Re: Are animated films always hits? 14 Nov 2007 11:40 #16548

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Valiant at $19.5M... not real great.
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