Monday, 18 April 2011

Rio #1

Last Saturday (9 April) I reviewed the highly anticipated Rio in 3D and now, according to, the two little birds enjoyed the biggest debut of 2011. Yes, it’s true that the year is still only in its fourth month, but with an opening weekend of $40 million dollars Rio most definitely took flight. It beat out its two animated rivals Rango and Hop and put Scream 4 firmly in its number two place with $19.2 million.

According to in comparison, Fox opened Blue Sky's Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who to $45 million in March 2008 and Robots to $36 million three years earlier. Dreamworks’ How to train your dragon grossed $43 million its opening weekend March 2010. Rio is thus following the very popular animated trend and is respectfully holding its own. Internationally, Rio continued to do well, adding another $53.5 million, bringing its total worldwide gross to $168 million in just ten days.

Rio features the voices of Anne Hatheway (Jewel), Jesse Eisenberg (Blu) and the comedic charmer George Lopez (Rafael). If you have not yet seen this colourful display of animation, go do so this Easter weekend.

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