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Weekend Estimates: Puss in Boots Holds Fast

November 6th, 2011

After a disappointing opening weekend, Puss in Boots is on its way to posting a redeeming second weekend, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. The Shrek spin-off is projected to $33.035 million, down just 3% from its opening. That is in part a reflection of better weather on the East Coast, which also helped returners such as In Time (down 36%), Footloose (down 17%) and Courageous (down 16%). But it also suggests a very healthy run is in prospect. Tales of the demise of DreamWorks Animation last week may have been premature.

The other tale of the weekend was the disappointing debut of Tower Heist ($25.1m) and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas ($13.1m). Neither result is a real shock, but the industry could have done with one or both of them exceeding expectations, and this weekend will end up down about 25% from the same weekend last year as a result.

Activity on the art house circuit was fairly quiet this weekend, although Like Crazy posted an excellent second weekend as it expanded into 16 theaters and managed a per theater average of over $16,000.

- Weekend Estimates

Bruce Nash

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Like Crazy, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tower Heist, Courageous, In Time