Up is awesome.
Let's go see it again!
Great news for the Lamp's Tenth Blockbuster...
File this one under all those critics that were talking about what a bad decision it was for Disney to buy Pixar because of the diminishing box office returns.
Pete Docter's latest film has now passed "The Incredibles," which happens to be my favorite film from the Lamp, to become the second highest film from Pixar. The highest would be "Finding Nemo" and "Up" isn't going to make enough to beat it. But this is clearly a case where second best is good enough. Heck, it's great as far as I'm concerned.
The adventures of Carl Fredericksen has now pulled in over $300 million dollars between it's domestic and international releases, with many more countries still to open up. So the final take on this should be somewhere north of $400 million... maybe way north.
If you haven't see this film yet, go see it and sit back watching quality story making with something Michael Bay's never heard of: A plot.
I've seen this film three times now, and it just gets better each time you watch it. It's still my favorite film of the year, and simply a jewel of rich, deep and emotionally involving storytelling. Something most animation and live-action doesn't have.
Here's the rankings of Pixar's ten films according to Box Office Mojo:
1 Finding Nemo $339,714,978
2 Up $264,816,694
3 The Incredibles $261,441,092
4 Monsters, Inc. $255,873,250
5 Toy Story 2 $245,852,179
6 Cars $244,082,982
7 WALL-E $223,808,164
8 Ratatouille $206,445,654
9 Toy Story $191,796,233
10 A Bug's Life $162,798,565
Hat Tip to Upcoming Pixar.