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Monday December 14, 2009 4:22 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Princess and Frog Crowned Winner

The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s latest entry might not have produced Pixar-like numbers, but it was definitely not a frog.

, featuring the first black Disney princess, finally opened wide this weekend to the tune of $24.2 million. Despite having been available in limited release for two weeks, the 2D-film had the best premiere ever for an animated feature in the month of December.

Meawhile, - Clint Eastwood’s next possible Oscar contender - unfolded with a $8.6 million debut and a third place finish. Although the Nelson Mandela drama came in behind box office vet The Blind Side, the director’s films tend to generate more buzz (and money) as the awards seasons progress.

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  1. The Princess and the Frog, Disney, $24,208,916 (avg. $7050)
  2. The Blind Side, Warner Bros., $15,055,258 (avg. $4444)
  3. Invictus, Warner Bros., $8,611,147 (avg. $4052)
  4. New Moon, Summit Entertainment, $7,960,394 (avg. $2190)
  5. Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Disney, $6,833,190 (avg. $2845)
  6. Brothers, Lionsgate, $5,014,426 (avg. $2402)
  7. Old Dogs, Disney, $4,409,772 (avg. $1427)
  8. 2012, Sony, $4,351,565 (avg. $1533)
  9. Armored, Sony, $3,504,374 (avg. $1826)
  10. Ninja Assassin, Warner Bros., $2,707,470 (avg. $1289)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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