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Saturday - November 10, 2001
- Monsters, Inc. Makes $12 Million on Second Friday
- Fox Kids Afternoon Cartoons Fail
- More Pictures of Disciples 2
- News Link of the Day - Pixar Profits Slump


Monsters, Inc. Makes $12 Million on Second Friday
(by digitalmediafx.com) Monsters, Inc. made $12 million on Friday, starting off strong in its second week in release. The $12 million easily sets Monsters, Inc. up to win the weekend at #1 again before it is dethroned next Friday by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which several analysts worldwide believe will top Titanic as the highest grossing film of all time.

Last Friday, Monsters, Inc. made $17.4 million on its way to breaking the record for the highest grossing animated opening of all time. The $12 million it made this past Friday is a respectable drop of 31%.

In its first eight days of release, Monsters, Inc. easily roared by Disney's summer animated movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which took an entire summer to reach its near-final box office tally of $84 million. Monsters, Inc. has made $88.6 million to date.

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Fox Kids Afternoon Cartoons Fail
(by digitalmediafx.com) Fox Kids afternoon cartoon lineup has failed to bring the desired viewers and advertisers to the company, forcing it to give that time slot back to affiliate stations versus forcing them to carry the programing. Beginning January 1, 2002 affiliates will be able to fill the time slot with their own desired programming.

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More Pictures of Disciples 2
(by digitalmediafx.com) Digital Media FX has obtained some more pictures of the computer game Disciples 2, which will be released early next year. Here are the images:


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News Link of the Day - Pixar Profits Slump

According to San Francisco Chronicle:

"Pixar Animation Studios hinted yesterday at a windfall from its latest Hollywood blockbuster, Monsters, Inc., but reported lower quarterly profits and revenue in the meantime. The Emeryville company, led by chief executive Steve Jobs, said profit dropped 30 percent in the third quarter to $6.2 million (12 cents per share) compared with $8.82 million (18 cents) a year ago..."

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