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- May 19, 2001
Shrek Enjoys $11.5
Million Friday Opening!
DreamWorks has been conservative with its weekend estimates, predicting Shrek would bring in $25 - $30 million in its first weekend. Based on Friday's opening, the film is likely to bring in close to $40 million. DreamWorks can also celebrate the fact that Shrek made twice as much in its Friday opening than last year's Chicken Run, which eventually became the highest grossing non-Disney animated film of all time.
here to visit the in-depth dFX Shrek Movie Site
Tomb Raider Meet Its Release Date?
While Revell met the challenge (some of the music will be synthesized due to not enough time for a full orchestra to perform it), Paramount Pictures must still edit the score into the movie, obtain a rating from the MPAA for the movie, duplicate the film, hold a premiere, and mail prints to theaters in time for the June 15 launch, which is only 21 days away.
While Paramount Pictures
appears committed to meeting the release, it is being pushed very close
to the wire and could result in a delay - one that might actual improve
the film by allowing more time to be put into the musical score and orchestra
recordings. [editorialized comment ahead] In fact, Disney likely
would be more than happy to pay for the Tomb Raider delay in order
to have June 15 to itself for Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which
has the most to lose by opening up against Tomb Raider.
Final Fantasy Costs
Square $137 Million - Secret Project in Progress...
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within may only be the beginning, however. Square has been secretly working on another "movie" project that it plans on having finished by February 2002. You heard it here first...
News Link of the
Day - Keyboard is Closing in on the Paintbrush
"There's something creepy about Princess Fiona, the distressed damsel of DreamWorks' animated fairy tale Shrek, opening today.
Her complexion is
supernaturally smooth, over an impossibly chiseled bone structure. Fiona's
face is barely more flexible than a mask, with eyes that lack any spark
of humanity. If not for Cameron Diaz's energetic dubbed voice, Fiona would
be little more than an agile Barbie doll
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