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- October 2, 2001
- Spirited Away Tops Titanic Record
- Disney/Pixar Movies Coming
to UK TV
- Weekend Box Office Numbers - FX/Animation
- News Link of the Day -
Toy Story 3: Out for Blood
Spirited Away Tops
Titanic Record for Attendance
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Japanese anime Spirited Away has broken
Titanic's record for paid attendance in Japan and is set to break
the box office record within the next three weeks. To date, Spirited
Away has made over $184 million (US dollars) in Japan with 16.9 million
paid admissions, according to Daily Variety. Titanic made just
over $188 million with 16.8 million paid admissions in Japan.
Will Japan's new all
time box office attendance champion make it's way to U.S. shores. Not
a chance, according to Inside Magazine which claims that Disney,
which holds the U.S. distribution rights, doesn't think anime is worth
the distribution investment.
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Coming to UK TV
(by digitalmediafx.com) Five Disney distributed animated films, three
created by Pixar, will soon make debuts on UK TV, breaking a long-standing
Disney policy of not airing its animated features on TV within the UK.
BBC has secured rights, under a licensing agreement, to air Toy Story,
A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Mulan.
Speculation on Disney's past policy was that airing the movies on TV in
the UK would interfere with video/DVD sales there.
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Final Weekend Box
Office Numbers - FX/Animation Movies
(by digitalmediafx.com) Final weekend box office numbers are in and
here are the results for the top animated and visual effects movies:
of the Apes
Spy Kids ($113 million),
Tomb Raider ($131 million), and The Mummy Returns ($202 million) have
concluded there box office runs (with a few theater exceptions).
The gain/loss represents
the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
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News Link of the
Day - Toy Story 3: Out for Blood
According to Business Week:
happy ending may not be in the cards for this Hollywood couple [Pixar
and Disney], however. Even as they beat the drum for their next film,
the Hollywood buzz also has it that the two are feuding over things big
and small. This is especially problematic because the superstar companies
are attached to one another for three more films.
Hollywood power players
are wondering if the two are instead headed for a messy divorce. Neither
company would comment for this story, although executives for both acknowledge
privately that things haven't been going all that smoothly between them..."
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