Up opens

up_minilogoDisney/Pixar’s tenth film, Up, opens today in 3,766 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is getting sky high reviews from critics, earning a 98% Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times says, “This is another masterwork from Pixar, which is leading the charge in modern animation”. The Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan says, “Rarely has any film, let alone an animated one powered by the logic of dream and fantasy, been able to move so successfully — and so effortlessly — through so many different kinds of cinematic territory”. And Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer says, “How much do I love this movie? If it were mathematically possible, I’d give it five stars out of four”. The only negative review from a top critic so far has come from Joe Morgenstern at the Wall Street Journal who says, “The characterizations are fairly coarse cartoons, in contrast to the emotionally rich cartoons that have become Pixar’s hallmark. They’re more schematic than organic, and that applies to the plotting as well”. The film is easily expected to win the weekend with BoxOffice.com projecting a $60 million opening while Box Office Prophets predicts $72.4 million.

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