Hold it, hold it, you're getting excited over the Myth of Friday Numbers:LotsoA113 wrote:What does appear to be groundbreaking about the film is its box office performance which is unspeakably terrible. It's set to have a $4.5 million opening weekend after Fridays dismal numbers, which is the third worst opening ever for a film released in over 3000 theaters, and the worst debut for an animated Disney feature, edging out the decade long record held by Valiant.
Of course Friday numbers are low, because no parent ever takes their kids to a family movie on Friday night, which is why one has to wait till the Saturday and Sunday numbers come in before rendering full justice against the opening.
Not saying it'll suddenly do better, just that I got burned the last time dancing too early on the grave of Zemeckis' Christmas Carol.
(And anyone remember the press leaping on "Nacho Libre beats Cars in its second week! Pixar is dea....uhhh, wait, sorry"?)