POKEMON opens huge
Created 11/12/1999 - 00:00
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgWill the power of Pokemon ever
stop? On November 10, 1999, POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE set the record for the
biggest Wednesday opening of all time for an animated film. The Pikachu
vehicle was purchased by Warner Brothers for $5 million and grossed double
that on its first day in release. It is estimated that the 5-day non-summer
record of $45.7 million set by A BUG'S LIFE might be squished by the hordes
of Pokemons. Besides the legions of kids sprinting to the theatres, fans of
the toon will want to catch the soundtrack, which features such
kid-friendly singers as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and 'N Sync.
However once the odes to Pikachu pass, we'll see how the little film fares
against toon titan, TOY STORY II, and STUART LITTLE, both of which open
later this year.