According to The Hollywood Reporter, With three new wide releases hitting the marketplace this weekend, Buena Vista's The Incredibles proved to be superpowered as it easily held onto the top spot with an estimated $51 million, slipping a modest 28% from its debut. The 10-day cume for the Pixar film is a sterling $144.1 million.
But the success of The Incredibles was in stark contrast to the muted opening weekend of Warner Bros. Pictures' The Polar Express, a groundbreaking performance-capture computer animated film featuring Tom Hanks, which debuted in the second spot with a disappointing estimate of $23.5 million.
The Robert Zemeckis-helmed film, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, has taken in around $30.8 million since its release Wednesday. Of the three big animated year-end holiday pictures aimed at the family audience, The Polar Express was by far the most expensive, with a reported $170 million budget. And unlike the "Incredibles," which was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, the reviews on The Polar Express have been mixed.