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Incredibles tops Nemo film record
The Incredibles
The Incredibles is the sixth release from Disney/Pixar
Animated film The Incredibles has taken $70.7m (38.1m) in its first weekend in the US, beating Disney/Pixar's previous record of $70.3m for Finding Nemo.

The Incredibles tells the story of a family of retired superheroes.

Horror movie The Grudge, starring former Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar, fell to number three after topping the box office last weekend.

And Oscar hopeful, Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as singer Ray Charles, was in second place with $13.8m (7.4m).

TOP FIVE US FILMS
1. The Incredibles - $70.7m
2. Ray - $13.8m
3. The Grudge - $13.5m
4. Saw - $11.4 m
5. Alfie - $6.5m

Disney said The Incredibles had been widely expected to take the number one spot, but the well-reviewed film had surpassed most expectations.

"This is one of those movies where the public sentiment and the critical sentiment is coming together," said Chuck Viane, head of film distribution at Disney.

The three-day weekend total for The Incredibles was the best so far for a film released by Disney.

The film was preceded by the latest Star Wars trailer for the latest film, Revenge of the Sith, which is out in May.

It is the sixth release from Pixar and Disney in a contract that has also included Toy Story and Monsters Inc.

The contract - which sees Pixar make the films and Disney distribute them - is due to end next year.




SEE ALSO:
Star Wars trailer reaches cinemas
06 Nov 04 |  Entertainment
Incredibles film gets UK premiere
07 Nov 04 |  Entertainment
The 12-year Incredible journey
28 Oct 04 |  Entertainment
Review: The Incredibles
27 Oct 04 |  Entertainment
Disney loses top cartoon deal
30 Jan 04 |  Business
Changes brewing for film-makers
30 Jan 04 |  Business


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