Animated Box Office Report
Created 01/20/1999 - 01:00
The four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend created a healthy box office with DreamWorks The Prince of Egypt continuing to edge its way towards $100 million. The religious epic, which was banned this week in Indian Ocean-located The Maldives for its offensive portrayal of Moses, came in eighth with $6.2M after 32 days of release for a grand total of $82.5M. At its current pace, the film is poised to pass The Rugrats Movie as the highest gross non-Disney animated feature of all-time. Meanwhile, after 60 days of release, Paramounts The Rugrats Movie dropped to eighteenth place with $1.3M for a total of $92.7M. Disney/Pixars A Bugs Life fell to thirteenth with $4.5M and a kingly cume of $148.5M after 60 days of release. Coming in a notch ahead of Bugs Life at twelfth was Disneys visual effects-heavy remake, Mighty Joe Young, with $4.5 and a light box office total of $40M.