Wow. I expected Shrek 2 would take the top spot at the box office but not like this … and judging from the quotes I’ve seen from Dreamworks execs today they’re all pretty stunned too. The big green guy opened with $106 million over the weekend, $127 mil if you start counting from the Wednesday opening, giving it the second highest opening ever (behind only Spider Man) and by far the largest opening ever for an animated film.
The other really interesting box office news comes at the bottom of the top ten … Super Size Me managed to crack the box office list despite playing on a measly 148 screens. Pretty impressive.