"Puss in Boots" Helps Boost DreamWorks Animation Stocks! 

Thanks to our favorite feline, DreamWorks Animation's shares soared 12 percent because of its stellar second-week performance!

Voiced by Antonio Banderas and distributed by Paramount Pictures, "Puss in Boots" held steady at No. 1 with a very little dip from its opening box-office total of $34.1 million. Last weekend, the fantastic film sold a total of $32.1 million tickets and pounced on "Tower Heist" and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas!"


("Puss in Boots" movie review)
My interview with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, click here
My interview with Zach Galifianakis, click here
My interview with Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris, click here
My interview with director Chris Miller, click here

That left "Tower Heist" with an underwhelming performance of $25.1 million, and with a budget of $85 million, Universal has a looooong way to go to reclaim its budget and gasp, make profit! I did enjoy Eddie Murphy's performance though, he's back to being the Eddie Murphy we know and love, not the cute and cuddly Eddie Murphy.

Meanwhile, "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" opened at No. 3 with $13.1 million, a few dollars shy of its $14.9 million opening for the previous sequel, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."


"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D" Movie Review
Interview with John Cho and Kal Penn
Interview with Neil Patrick Harris
Interview with Tom Lennon

The good news for the film's distributor, Warner Bros., "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" cost only $20 million to produce so the studio will see some profits very soon! Plus, 95% of the revenues came from 3D screenings of the film bucking down the recent downturn of three-dimensional produced films. Apparently, many folks want to get high by seeing 3D-induced pot smoke! :happy

But the good news of the weekend belonged to Paramount and "Puss in Boots." When the film opened last week at just (I know right? Just!) $34 million, many insiders were quick to dismiss the power of the Puss! But last weekend, everyone breath a sigh of relief and hailed the magical Puss as Tinseltown's hero!

But wait, there's more! "Puss in Boots" has already made a total of $115 million worldwide, so...meow!

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Films for the weekend of Nov. 4:

1. Puss in Boots (2), Paramount/DreamWorks Animation/3,963, $32.1 million, $75.5 million
2. Tower Heist (1), Universal/3,367, $25.1 million
3. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (1), Warner Bros./New Line/2,875, $13.1 million
4. Paranormal Activity 3 (3), Paramount/,3,286, $8.5 million, $95.3 million
5. In Time (2), Fox/New Regency/3,127, $7.7 million, $24.2 million
6. Footloose (4), Paramount/2,41, $4.6 milion, $44.8 million
7. Real Steel (5), Disney/DreamWorks/2,438, /$3.4 million, $78.8 million
8. The Rum Diary (2), FilmDistrict/GK Films/2,292, $3 million, $10.4 million
9. The Ides of March (5) Sony/Cold Creek/1,391, $2 million, $36.8 million
10. Moneyball (7), Sony/1,276, $1.9 million, $70.3 million


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