SPY KIDS, Robert Rodriguez new espionage yarn, with primary visual effectsby Hybride Technologies, captured first place at the box office thisweekend, grossing $27.0 million. ENEMY AT THE GATES fell from fourth tosixth, grossing $5.3 million. The WWII sniper saga, with primary visualeffects by Das Werk, Die Nefzers, Double Negative, The Computer Film Companyand AudioMotion Ltd., has accumulated $34.2 million thus far. Dropping fromsixth to eighth was CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, which collected another$5.02 million. The Oscar winner for best foreign film, with primary visualeffects by Blue Sky Studios, CFC/MVFX and Manex Visual Effects, has amassed$113.73 million. Racing into ninth, TRAFFIC scored $4.21 million. The drugczar drama, with primary visual effects by Cinesite, has smuggled in $113.85million to date. Box office figures were obtained at Yahoo.com.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.