photos/charts/preview_monstersinc.jpg> Starting with the 1995 launch of "Toy Story," computer animation has dominated Disney’s animation take. Total CGI opening weekends rival those of its traditional toons, and today’s "Monsters, Inc." bow will put CGI in the lead.
CGI’S SHARE OF DISNEY TOON OPENINGS AT THE B.O.
Monsters, Inc. (Buena Vista.)
Domestic Disturbance (Paramount)
Man Who Wasn’t There (USA) Wed. bow
Tape (Lions Gate)
Amelie (Miramax) NY, LA
Happenstance(Lot 47) NY
The Annihilation of Fish(Regent) LA
Everything Put Together (American Cinematheque/Vitagraph) LA
Punks (Urbanworld) LA *estimate
YEAR TO DATE*
(in millions of $)
’00 (thru Oct. 29)
’01 (thru Oct. 28)
1. Monsters, Inc.
2. The One
3. Dom. Disturbance
5. Thir13en Ghosts
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