The Princess and the Frog Tops the Box Office

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Who says 2-D animation is dead?

Disney's The Princess and the Frog opened wide this past weekend to secure a top slot at the box office with an impressive $24.2 million. This raises its total take from limited engagements to $27 million. 

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Coming in second, Sandra Bullock's The Blind Side dropped only 23 percent to pull in an additiona $15 million, raising its total to $150 million.

Clint Eastwood's Invictus landed the number 3 spot with about $8.6 million, and New Moon earned an additional $7.9 million. The Twilight sequel's total resides around $267 million.

And finally, Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol rode another wave of holiday cheer at #5 with $6.8 million. The Jim Carrey animated version of the classic tale has earned about $124 million total.

Here's a breakdown of the top five:

  1. The Princess and the Frog - $24,208,916
  2. The Blind Side - $15,055,258
  3. Invictus - $8,611,147
  4. New Moon - $7,960,394
  5. A Christmas Carol - $6,833,190

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The Princess and the Frog Quotes

How did you get way up there? And how did I get way down here with all this...
[she sees herself as a frog in the mirror and screams]

Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana: I don't seem to recall anything in the fairytale about... kissing on the lips.
Ray: Oh ho. It looks like this could take quite some time.
[flies towards the movie's logo]
Ray: Ooh. That's a catchy title right dar.
Princess Tiana: I mean I didn't even know frogs had lips. How 'bout a nice firm handshake.