Dreamworks Animation executives will be smiling today, as after worries last week that Puss In Boots opening weekend wasn’t up to the usual numbers the company makes, in its second weekend it hasn’t just stayed on top of the US box office chart, but it’s made almost exactly the same money it did in its first few days in cinemas – a rare feat. The film added $33.0 million to its tally, which suggests it’s going to have legs in the run up to Thanksgiving.
While most analysts had expected it to be a battle between Puss In Boots and Tower Heist for the top spot, in the end the animated movie was the cleart winner, with the Ben Stiller action adventure coming in softer than expected at $25 million. It’s not a terrible start but certainly less than the studio had hoped for.
The only other new entry was A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, which took $13 million, about on par with the previous entry in the franchise. You would have thought the film might have done better if they’d waited until a little closer to the festive season to release it, but with the schedules getting packed, they must have thought early November made sense.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of November 4th-6th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Puss In Boots||$33.0||$75.5|
|3||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||$13.0||$13.0|
|4||Paranormal Activity 3||$8.5||$95.3|
|8||The Rum Diary||$2.9||$10.4|
|9||The Ides Of March||£2||$36.8|
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