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Originally Posted by Britneychia View Post

Hi guys

It seems that the dancing penguins had charmed many. Now I am so looking forward to watch it. Read the following box office report from


In the most unlikely showdown, between the cuddly-cutie dancing Penguins and the merciless License to Kill 007 Bond, the former had won round one.

According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, Time Warner Inc.s Warner Bros animated film Happy Feet earned US$42.3 million during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada, while the Sony Corp.s Columbia Pictures latest 007 movie Casino Royale tailing closely behind, pulling in US$40.6 million.

Happy Feet tells a tale of an outcast Penguin, Mumble (voice by Elijah Woods), who tap-dancing talents proof too bizarre for its King Penguins tribe, where each was supposed to be equipped with a heart song to attract a soul mate. The animation feature a stellar voice casts of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Hugo Weaving and most notably, the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Directed by Australian Filmmaker George Miller, who was also the producer of Babe and Mad Max movie, the US$100 million project was co-financed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Ltd.

Weve done well with penguins marching and penguins dancing, says Dan Fellman, distribution chief for Warner Bros., which had earlier release the hit documentary March of the Penguins in 2005. Maybe next well have them riding on the skateboards.

According to Box Office Mojo, Happy Feet was screen in around 5,600 theaters at 3,804 locations. It is by far Warner Bros. highest-grossing opening for an animated film. Probably the first animation, which feature Penguins as the leading cast, the massive marketing campaign could have greatly lifted its box office. However, the opening result was still a far cry from Pixars Ice Age (2002) and Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), which debut with US$46 million and US$68 million respectively.

Nevertheless, Dan Fellman is confident that the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday this coming Thursday would further boast the ticket sales.

On the other hand, Casino Royale, which debut Daniel Craig serving under Her Majesty's special agency, saw its domestic opening down by around 18% from the previous Bond movie, Die Another Day.

In spite of the down numbers, Rory Bruer, distribution chief for Sony Pictures says, We couldnt be happier with the numbers. We werent concerned with being No. 1. To restart the franchise with this kind of opening is beyond our expectations.

Casino Royale is currently showing in Singapores theaters whereas Happy Feet opens on 23 Nov 2006.
I am 41..wife 41....we are celebrating our 22nd wedding anniv. today (YES..22nd

Guess how we celevrated? We went to see Happy Feet!

It was awesome! THe best part was that it was aabut man and how it is takng food away from the penguins.

Another cool and unexpected part was there was a dude who was the answer man, he knew it all..his name.....'LOVELACE' !

LOL LOL...guess what my last name is?? ......................You Got it! It was so unexpected...and funny.

Please go watch if you need to brighten up your day
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