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It Was a Dog’s Life, Now It’s a ‘Bug’s’

Disney/Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life” became the industry’s top-grossing film released over the Thanksgiving holiday with a five-day tally of $45.7 million. The film outpaced the previous record-holder, Disney’s live-action film “101 Dalmatians,” which collected $45.1 million during its 1996 Thanksgiving opening.

Meanwhile, Universal’s big-budget sequel “Babe: Pig in the City” opened dismally with only $8.2 million in ticket sales. The studio chief, Casey Silver, resigned on Monday.

Weekend Box Office

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Five-Day Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. “A Bug’s Life” $45.7 2,686 2 (Disney/Pixar) $46.1 $17,029 2. “The Rugrats Movie” $27.4 2,823 2 (Paramount) $57.9 $9,715 3. “Enemy of the State” $25.9 2,435 2 (Disney/Touchstone) $49.3 $10,641 4. “The Waterboy” $19.6 2,782 4 (Disney/Touchstone) $122.2 $7,053 5. “Babe: Pig in the City” $8.2 2,384 1 (Universal) $8.2 $2,585 6. “Meet Joe Black” $8.1 2,527 3 (Universal) $35.8 $2,290 7. “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” $6.4 2,473 3 (Sony/Columbia) $33.5 $2,577 8. “Home Fries” $5.3 1,925 1 (Warner Bros.) $5.3 $2,822 9. “Ringmaster” $5.0 1,312 1 (Artisan) $5.0 $2,549 10. “Very Bad Things” $4.7 1,260 1 (PolyGram) $4.7 $2,576

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.


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