DreamWorks' SHREK 2
and Fox's THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
made quite a one-two punch over the Memorial Day box office period ended May 31, 2004, propelling the best four-day take in the history of the biz. DreamWorks' SHREK 2 grabbed $95.5M (the best second-week tally ever) and a staggering $260.3M to date. The 3D-animated sequel posted the best Memorial holiday box office ever in a record 4,223 theaters, and is on track to surpass SHREK's
$268M later this week.
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (with vfx by Digital Domain
, The Orphanage
, Custom Film Effects, among others) bowed with the best second place showing ever with $85.8M (plus another $85M in 110 territories overseas for the widest day-and-date debut).
Warner Bros.' TROY
(with vfx from Cinesite (Europe)
, Framestore CFC
and The Moving Picture Co.
) came in third with $15.3 and nearly $110M so far. Buena Vista's romantic comedy RAISING HELEN debuted in fourth with $14.2M. MGM's SOUL PLANE debuted at number five with $7M. Universal's VAN HELSING
(with vfx by ILM
) dropped to sixth place with $6.7M and a cume of $110.7M. Paramount's MEAN GIRLS mustered $6.4M in the seventh slot, which is good enough for a total of $73.7M. Fox's MAN ON FIRE secured number eight with $2.8M and $73.2M Sony/Revolution's 13 GOING ON 30 dipped to number nine with $1.45M and $54.5M. And IDP's SUPER SIZE ME held the 10th spot with $1.4M and $4.9M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.