The most recent news on Disney's Animated Movie - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Digital Media FX - The Power of Imagination
Click Here

Atlantis HomeYou Are Here
Atlantis Features
Atlantis Reviews
Atlantis Gallery
Atlantis FAQ
Atlantis Feedback
Atlantis Artists
Atlantis Store

Atlantis Struggles on Opening Day

(June 16, 2001 - by Despite nearly unanimous negative reviews (Roger Ebert being one of the few with a positive one), Paramount's Tomb Raider took in a massive $17.6 million on Friday making it the easy victor at the box office and a shoe-in to win the weekend.

In second place on Friday was Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which took in $6.5 million. The opening is well under Disney's Tarzan two years ago, which grossed $11.6 million in its opening day. The opening is also weaker than Disney's 1997 Hercules, which made $9.3 million, in fewer theaters, on its opening Friday.

Despite getting mixed reviews, Atlantis fell victim to its battle with Tomb Raider for the same audience. Atlantis was also hurt by Shrek, which came in third on Friday with $3.5 million, bringing its total to $188 million since opening a month ago.

> Return to Atlantis: The Lost Empire News



Home - News - Features - Reviews - Gallery - FAQ - Feedback - Artists - Store

Visit the Digital Media FX Atlantis: The Lost Empire Forums - Click Here

Webmasters - Please Link to this Atlantis Site

This Atlantis: The Lost Empire educational, news, and information
site is brought to you by Digital Media FX, the free animation and
visual effects news publication that is updated 365 days a year
for animators, FX artists, and animation enthusiasts.

All Content is ©Copyright 2001 by Digital Media FX
All Images are ©Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved

None of the information or images on this site may be reused
without the expressed written consent of the copyright holder.
All Rights Reserved

Contact Information: Joe Tracy,

Digital Media FX Magazine
1072 Casitas Pass Road
Suite 190
Carpinteria, CA 93013