files/pictures/picture-35.jpgWith strictly live-action taking the top U.S. box office gold, THE ROAD TO EL DORADO finished at #5. The DreamWorks' disappointment made another US$6.16 million bringing its total treasure count to $33.04 million. Leveling out its descent, FINAL DESTINATION finished in ninth for the second straight week. The New Line flick grossed another $3.05 million bringing its total cume to $38.21 million. ROMEO MUST DIE, with primary special effects by Manex Visual Effects, plummeted to 12th with a gross of $2.67 and bringing its cume of $49.73 million. AMERICAN BEAUTY started its fade from the chart, falling to #14. The DreamWorks' award-winner made another $1.97 million bringing its total take home to $124.7 million. FANTASIA/2000 finished the weekend at #15 making $1.49 million and bringing its cume to $42.47 million. MISSION TO MARS, with primary special effects by ILM and Dream Quest Images, crash-landed at #17. The Buena Vista sci-fi flick grossed another $673,661, bringing its cume to $58.08 million. Now firmly planted in 16th place of all time at the U.S. box office, TOY STORY 2 took home another $331,858 bringing its grand total to $243.3 million. Other special effects laden or animation films finishing in the top fifty were: THE GREEN MILE at #23, with a gross of $279,531 and a cume of $136.1 million; THE SIXTH SENSE at #24, with a gross of $272,251 and a cume of $292.9 million; GALAXY QUEST at #25, with a gross of $227,719 and a cume of $70.98 million; THE NINTH GATE at #29, with a gross of $180,331 and a cume of $18.06 million; STUART LITTLE at #31, with a gross of $157,697 and a cume of $139.7 million; THE TIGGER MOVIE at #33, with a gross of $101,561 and a cume of $44.26 million; SNOW DAY at #35, with a gross of $86,913 and a cume of $58.96 million; SLEEPY HOLLOW at #38, with a gross of $80,023 and a cume of $100.9 million; T-REX: BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS at #45, with a gross of $67, 845 and a cume of $28.29 million; PITCH BLACK at #49, with a gross of $45,687 and a cume of $38.38 million; and ALIEN ADVENTURE at #50, with a gross of $38,410 and a cume of $417,413. Box office reports obtained in The Hollywood Reporter.
Read more about the production of THE ROAD TO EL DORADO in J. Paul Peszko's Animation World Magazine article at http://www.awn.com/mag/issue4.12/4.12pages/peskodorado.php3