Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I took little Red Tornado to the movies yesterday after school to see Lion King 3D.
I'd seen it ages ago in the theatre, and watched it countless times at home with the girls as they grew up. I've yet to see a 3D movie that I *loved*, and was doubtful that the re-imagineering of what I consider to be Disney's best animated film ever would bring anything new to the table. But I wanted to hear the grandness of the movie again. Movies in the theatre are, for me, an experience that even the best home theatre can't match.
I have to say, even tho the 3D wasn't the "in your face" type (probably because the film was never designed to be seen that way,) it was amazing. The depth of field and richness the 3D adds to the movie makes it a much more immersive experience. It wasn't a cheap date... $25 for one adult and one kid. Any I balk at blatant attempt to re-issue old movies at the box office just to drive ticket sales. But this time, it was worth it. I may, in fact, go see it again before it leaves the theatres. If you get a chance... go.
But this brings up an interesting topic. Do you know which animated film has the biggest domestic box office sales? What movie has made the most money? I had assumed it was Lion King or Little Mermaid. I was wrong. Lion King is #3, tho that may change.
The #2 Domestic Box office champ is:
and the #1 Domestic Box Office Animated film of all time is:
Shrek 2. Go figure.