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Toys Breaks Thanksgiving Record
Pixar's latest film surpasses A BUG'S LIFE.
November 29, 1999
To no one's surprise, the Disney-Pixar computer-anmated TOY STORY 2 was the big hit for the five-day Thanksgiving weekend. The #1 film at the box office earned nearly $81-million, breaking the previous Turkey day record held by Pixar's A BUG'S LIFE.
The rest of the top ten was dominated by genre product. Eight of the top ten, including the top seven, films were either science fiction, fantasy, or horror efforts. In second place was James Bond's latest, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, which took in $35-million, down just slightly from its debut the previous weekend. In third was Arnold Schwarzenegger's END OF DAYS, which took in $31-million. And SLEEPY HOLLOW took in $27-million for fourth.
The remaining films lagged far behind. In fifth was POKEMON with $9.1-million. In sixth was THE BONE COLLECTOR with $7.3-million. DOGMA landed in seventh with $4.9-million. Rounding out the top ten was BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, with took in $2.9-million.