DreamWorks’ animated Shrek 2 did boffo box office over the weekend, shattering records and proving that the big green guy still has what it takes to hang with a certain blue and yellow fish.
The sequel to 1999’s Oscar-winning, $482 million worldwide-grossing mega hit seems to be on track to surpass the phenomenal performance of its predecessor. Shrek 2 took in an estimated $106 million over the weekend, bringing its cume to around $125 million since opening Wednesday. The film also earned the distinction of being the first animated feature to open to $100 million. Even Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo didn’t hit that high water mark until its second weekend.
Shrek 2 reunites voice cast members Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. Along for the wild ride this time are John Cleese and Julie Andrews as Princess Fiona’s parents and Antonio Banderas as fairy tale feline. Puss In Boots.
The film’s performance is fueling speculation that DreamWorks will put its animation unit up for an IPO.