"Chicken" Anything But Little at the Weekend Box Office

Disney's first non-Pixar CG feature, "Chicken Little," had a lot to crow about over the weekend as it pecked an estimated $40 million out of the moviegoers pockets, giving it the #1 spot by about 12 million boks. (Sorry.) Coming in at second place was the surprisingly powerful "Jarhead," which pulled in about $28.7 million in its opening frame, which is a good deal more than anyone (including Universal) was expecting.

Third through fifth place went to a trio of holdovers: Lions Gate's "Saw 2" added another $17.2 million to its $60 million piggy bank, while Sony's "Zorro" sequel tallied an additional $10 million, giving it a total of approximately $30.2 million. Rounding out the top five was the romantic comedy "Prime," which managed to hold on in fairly impressive fashion, earning another $5.2 million to its $13.5 million total.

Next week sees the unleashing of three new wide releases: Jim Sheridan's 50 Cent flick "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" opens on Wednesday, while the Clive Owen/Jennifer Aniston thriller "Derailed" and the family-friendly sci-fi adventure "Zathura" will wait until Friday.

For a closer look at the weekend numbers, stop by the Rotten Tomatoes Box Office Page and poke around a little.

Comments

ksduded

Khurram Suhrwardy

haven't watched chicken little... but i wanted it to do good, just cause of Zach Braff... he is very talented and deserves a lot.... (come on scrubs season 5)

Nov 7 - 10:48 AM

jaydurden

jay durden

[b]I hate disney...[/b]
god, i hate them...

Nov 7 - 11:27 AM

IMAmoose24

Eric Schulze

Zach Braff is very talkented and i think a little underated as a serious actor. I mean Garden State should have show everyone (It did to some, including me) that he is a great actor. I love him in scrubs and i hope he continues to get work (Although that SHOULDNT be a problem).

Nov 7 - 01:46 PM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

[b]The chicken or the dinosaur egg?[/b]
First Pixar films were known only as "Disney films", now Chicken Little is "Disney's first CGI movie"?? [i]Dinosaur[/i] may not have been the business, but does the entire news media have to resoundly ignore it? I know that all news comes from the same source, but daaaannng.

Nov 7 - 02:11 PM

The Senhman

Senh Duong

Yeah, true. I guess maybe because Dinosaur used live-action backgrounds/sets, it's not completely all CGI.

Nov 7 - 06:11 PM

Ruth42

Ruth Marland

[b]Hey it was cute...[/b]
Hey hi,
The anmia is so damm cute as far as C.Little goes, love his faces. I HATE most CGI's. I got into the "WOTW" & other movies they took on. Overall a cute flick.
~~~Ruth~~~

Nov 7 - 02:49 PM

jaydurden

jay durden

[b]oh Ruth...[/b]
If you thought this movie was cute, then i'm happy.

Nov 7 - 04:16 PM

Filmshark

Patrick Van Dyke

What about Jarhead? I thought it was AMAZING!!!

Nov 7 - 05:33 PM

The Senhman

Senh Duong

Yeah, true. I guess maybe because Dinosaur used live-action backgrounds/sets, it's not completely all CGI.

Nov 7 - 06:11 PM

Infernal

Danny Sybrenson

[b]Jamie Foxx is..[/b]
Jamie Foxx? A good actor. Just don't like his kind of movies.

And jaydurden, you have the right to dislike Disney, but may I inquire as to why?

Nov 7 - 06:37 PM

jaydurden

jay durden

just the quality of what they've made in recent years and the fact that they wont stop making awful sequels to old classics...i mean...they are making toy story 3 without pixar, do i really need reasons to hate them?

Nov 8 - 06:45 AM

renny2077

Renny Abraham

Disney is going up against the big ones of CGI - Pixar, Dreamworks. Haven't seen Chicken Little but should they throw in the towel? Wasn't the story for this written by the morons who wrote Brother Bear?

Nov 7 - 08:37 PM

jaydurden

jay durden

just the quality of what they've made in recent years and the fact that they wont stop making awful sequels to old classics...i mean...they are making toy story 3 without pixar, do i really need reasons to hate them?

Nov 8 - 06:45 AM

Super Simba

Super Simba

Actua;;y. they're not doing Toy Story 3. That was just a ploy to get Pixar to stay with them. By the way, rumor has it they're working out a new deal.

Nov 8 - 01:32 PM

jaydurden

jay durden

thanks for the info Simba....wasn't aware of that...still hate disney but i'm glad they're not doing TS3

Nov 8 - 02:08 PM

jaydurden

jay durden

thanks for the info Simba....wasn't aware of that...still hate disney but i'm glad they're not doing TS3

Nov 8 - 02:08 PM

Super Simba

Super Simba

No prob!

Nov 8 - 02:35 PM

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