Cowboys & Aliens Takes Box Office Win from Smurfs
Created 08/02/2011 - 10:57
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgWith the final numbers coming in, Universal's COWBOYS AND ALIENS was declared the winner of the U.S. box office for the weekend of July 29-31, 2011. Jon Favreau's genre mash-up earned $36.43 million, edging out THE SMURFS, which took in $35.61 million. Original estimates had the films tied at $36.2 million.
The champ has vfx from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Creature Effects, Halon Ent., Kerner Optical, Legacy Effects, Lidar Guys, Lightwave International and Shade VFX.
The comicstrip to live-action/CG hybrid adaptation has vfx from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI), Framestore, Lola Visual Effects, Tippett Studio, Drac Studios, Illusion Industries, The Base Studio and The Third Floor.