By Ryan Parsons | Images property of Walt Disney Animation Studios
The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog didn't do well at the box office, we could officially sign off on the end of drawn animation, in favor of its predecessor, computer generated imagery. But, low and behold, Disney's attempt to return to the classic style paid off.
The Princess and the Frog Opens at #1
The film may not have posted CG-like numbers, but it still took in $25 million during its opening bow. This weekend's other opener, Invictus, did fine with the older audiences by taking in $9.1 million from 2,125 screens; giving it the number three spot. So what took second? The Blind Side continues to draw an audiences through its tale of inspiration. The film continues to impress by taking in another $15.5 million domestically, though it hasn't been tested overseas just yet.
The two films that I wanted to see, Up in the Air and The Lovely Bones, saw strong numbers from their limited releases. Both films will continue to expand to more screens over the next few weeks.
To round out the top four, New Moon declined 48% to take in $8 million. With the sequel's help, the overall box office was up 10% over the same frame last year.