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Monsters, Inc. swallows $63.5m

Michael Eisner will be sighing with relief. The Walt Disney/Pixar animation, Monsters, Inc., scored a $63.5m opening weekend bonanza. Based on estimates, the film set a Disney record and, more important symbolically, reclaims from DreamWorks the record for a three-day opening by an animated film. DreamWorks' animated film Shrek opened in May 2001 with $42.1m and has since earned $267m making it the highest-grossing film of the year thus far.

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