A thought just came to mind on opening weekend. We all talk of the 25th to the 29th as opening weekend, but how about the revenue for the Friday shows in LA. From this thread, it appears their were several shows. I assume there are no other showings until the 25th. Does this revenue show up anywhere prior to the 25th to get an idea of revenue.
I must admit I amnot aware of all of the details of the LA showings or how much revenue it ceates prior to the full opening.
On another note, was in toyr r us today and asked a worker near a huge ABL display if any of the stuff was selling. She shook her head in surprise and said "ALL OF IT". Music to my ears.
Not a great review in Entertainment Weekly, 11/27 issue. Owen Gleiberman calls it an "oddly distant animated spectacle." Says that it's "the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with ... a kiddie flick that's about nothing so much as its own virtuosity." Gives it a "B"
I dunno, doesn't sound like 8 year olds are gonna line up to see it two or three times.
Of course reviews don't necessarily mean very much, but most of what I've read so far has tended to ease my mind. Personally I don't know that ABL will bring in more than $30 million on the opening weekend, but if it's as good as I think it will be, it will have lots of staying power. Good luck Pixarians!