DreamWorks' SHREK 2
exceeded all expectations by collecting $108M over the weekend ended May 23, 2004, and $128.9M for its first five days. That's the best opening ever for an animated feature (besting FINDING NEMO
) and the second biggest opening ever (behind only SPIDER-MAN
). SHREK 2 also posted the best single day gross (Saturday's $44.8M), the third best five-day opening and the widest opening ever (on 4,163 screens). It bodes well that more than 70% exited the theater saying they would see it again.
As for the rest of the pack, Warner Bros.' TROY (with vfx from Cinesite (Europe)
, Framestore CFC
and The Moving Picture Co.
) took second place in its second week with $23.9M and $85.9M. Universal's VAN HELSING
(with vfx by ILM
) came in third with $10.5M and $100.5M. Paramount's MEAN GIRLS placed fourth with $6.9M and $64.7M. Fox's MAN ON FIRE secured fifth place with $3.6M and $69.4M. Screen Gems' BREAKIN' ALL THE RULES took the sixth position with $2.8M and $9M. Sony/Revolutions' 13 GOING ON 30 came in seventh with $2.5M and $52M. Warner Bros.' NEW YORK MINUTE settled for eighth place with $1.3M and $12.6M. Miramax's KILL BILL VOL. 2 (with vfx by K.N.B. EFX Group) held ninth place with $1M and $62.7M. And IDP's SUPER SIZE ME broke into the top 10 with $973,644 and $2.9M. Box office information obtained from boxofficemojo.com.