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Thursday - November 8, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Makes $70 Million in 5 Days
- Harry Potter Fans Steal Merchandise
- Top Selling Animation and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Cinar Trades Spark Fears


Monsters, Inc. Makes $70 Million in 5 Days
(by digitalmediafx.com) In its first five days of release, Pixar's Monsters, Inc. (distributed and marketed by Disney) has made a huge $70 million. By the end of the day on Friday it will have surpassed the total made by Atlantis: The Lost Empire over the entire summer!

There's word that Pixar and Disney are prepping outtakes that will soon be attached to Monsters, Inc. in order to get people to return during the holidays and during the competition with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

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Harry Potter Fans Steal Merchandise
(by digitalmediafx.com) Fans of what is expected to be the biggest movie opening in cinema history - for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - stole Harry Potter merchandise from a movie screening at a Scottish movie theater.

According to the London Daily Record, "They stripped thousands of pounds worth of memorabilia from the walls of the Ster Century in Leith. Giant 8ft cardboard cut-out figures, posters and banners all vanished within seconds of the credits rolling."

The FX-filled mythical adventure movie opens in the U.S. on November 16 in over 3,500 theaters and on more than 7,000 movie screens.

The Record says there were over 1000 posters, hoardings, and cutout figures that were all stolen within 15 minutes of the show's end. The items had been loaned to the theater, for the screening, by Warner Bros.

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Top Selling Animation and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of the current top selling animation and FX DVDs at Amazon.com. Animation and FX DVDs are still prominate, but not as dominate in the top 20 as the last three weeks. Dropping out of the top 20 (from last week) were Pixar's 15th Anniversary Gift Pack, Dumbo, and The Mummy Returns.

Rank Title Genre Price
1 Shrek Animation $19.95
4 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace FX $22.95
7 The Simpsons: Complete First Season Animation $29.98
8 Tomb Raider FX $22.49
14 Pearl Harbor FX $22.49
15 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animation $19.95
16 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Animation $22.46
19 Planet of the Apes FX $23.95
20 Jurassic Park 3 FX $20.24

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News Link of the Day - Cinar Trades Spark Fears

According to The National Post:

"Unusual trading in Cinar Corp. has sparked fears that a rumoured deal with U.K.-based Gullane Entertainment PLC could be in jeopardy. The company's shares, which were delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market last year following a series of high-profile scandals, dipped to $2.30 on the pink sheets market yesterday as more than 200,000 shares changed hands..."

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