Princess and the Frog Tops the Box Office

Disney's first 2D movie in a while, The Princess and the Frog, took the top spot this weekend with modest results. The reported $105 million budgeted movie took in about a quarter of that this weekend.

The Blind Side continues to hold on strong with it's second place finish, and Clint Eastwood's Invictus, took a decent third place.

Weekend Estimates:
The Princess and the Frog: $25 million ($27.9 million total)
The Blind Side: $15.5 million ($150.2 million total)
Invictus: $9.1 million ($9.1 million total)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $8 million ($267.3 million total)
A Christmas Carol: $6.9 million ($124.5 million total)
A couple of new movies widen in theaters this weekend... starting to get ready for the end-of-the-year, award contending films. This is also the last weekend for A Christmas Carol to be seen in 3D as Avatar moves in next weekend.

Why it might be a hit: Clint Eastwood usually directs critically acclaimed features. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as the captain of the South African Rugby team, helps also.
Why it might tank: The last few critically acclaimed Clint Eastwood films haven't exactly garnered huge box office support from the average movie goer (with the exception of Gran Torino).

The Princess and the Frog
Why it might be a hit: Disney returns to more traditional hand drawn style animation.
Why it might tank: With the advent of Pixar's and Dreamworks' 3D style, will the kids enjoy this as much?

My Predictions:
The Princess and the Frog: $45 million
Invictus: $16 million
The Blind Side: $12 million
The Twilight Saga: New Moon: $8 million
A Christmas Carol: $5 million

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