'Home' Heads for $55.5M Debut

In a needed victory for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation Diversity, the music-infused family film topped Friday’s chart with $15.6 million from 3,708 theaters for a projected $55.5 million weekend — the best showing for an original DWA title in recent years and vastly exceeding expectations.

Home’s voice cast includes Rihanna in her first turn in an animated film, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.

I’m crying. This is great news. You have no idea how good this is for Dreamworks right now. Hopefully Home continues to get more money. The movie is pretty childish, but in it’s defense it was made for children.

And it has wonderful messages too. One of the quotes describes the main character as having “beautiful brown skin”; do you know how important it is for little black girls to hear those words? To hear that their skin is beautiful?

Everyone, please go support Home. It supports Dreamworks, who is falling into bankruptcy, and supports the first ever 3D Animation film to have a POC as the main character. Imagine the kinds of films that will emerge if other studios see this film doing extremely well!


The Signs as 2004 Films
  • Aries:Shrek 2
  • Taurus:A Cinderella Story
  • Gemini:Spider-Man 2
  • Cancer:Shark Tale
  • Virgo:The Incredibles
  • Libra:Ella Enchanted
  • Scorpio:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Sagittarius:Anchorman
  • Capricorn:The Notebook
  • Aquarius:Saw
  • Pisces:Mean Girls
The Lost Vampire

The first vampire movie is supposedly Secrets of House No. 5 in 1912. F.W. Murnau’s more famous silent black-and-white Nosferatu came soon after, in 1922, and is often mistakenly believed to be the first vampire movie. Unfortunately, no copies of Secrets of House No.5 have survived.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark vs. Scrooge McDuck

Fun fact: the opening boulder scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark was inspired by a Scrooge McDuck comic George Lucas read called The Seven Cities of Gold.

Of course, Lucas and Spielberg pilfered all sorts of sources for Raiders — here’s a shot-by-shot comparison of the opening sequence vs. 30 different adventure films made between 1919-1973:

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