Inspired by a true story, EIGHT BELOW is an exciting action-adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of three members of a scientific expedition: Jerry Shepard (PAUL WALKER), his best friend, Cooper (JASON BIGGS), and a rugged American geologist (BRUCE GREENWOOD), who are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. During the harsh, Antarctic winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for over 6 months until the adventurers can mount a rescue mission.
Last week's fight for the number one spot went to the dogs and that's exactly what Disney hoped would happen.
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Eight Below took the top spot on "the national DVD sales chart for the week ending June 25." The animal themed title placed 5th in rentals.Read More
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Buena Vista's Eight Below was the top dog over the four-day holiday weekend, getting its paws on about $25 million in gross domestic boxoffice receipts from North American movie houses.
Coming in at number 2 over the Presidents Day holiday was Fox's Date Movie was an estimated $22.3 million. Dropping from No. 1 last week was Sony Pictures' The Pink Panther, which grossed about $21 million, followed by Universal Pictures' Curious George with about $15.3 million. Rounding out the top 5 was New Line's Final Destination 3 with about $12.5 million.Read More