Ahh, another Monday morning. Time for some blogging. Today’s entry is really just a few comments about The Incredibles opening and the continued pouring in of companies trying to make CG films.
The weekend is over and The Incredibles is estimated to have brought in a little over $70 million. Boy was my prediction off. I didn’t have a good feel for this movies potential and my gut instinct was about $14 million short. Although it did not do near Shrek 2, it is slightly ahead of Pixar’s highest opening weekend (Finding Nemo).
After being in San Fran for a good part of last week, I’ve traveled back down to LA for a few meetings at the American Film Market in Santa Monica. This is a chance for people in the film industry to make deals and schmooze. I will be accompanying a few producers who are trying to get distribution for their projects, I will be fielding technical and creative questions from the people on the other side of the table. A nice chance to see what is going on and who is preparing to do what. After a day at the market, I’ve noticed that the swell of people trying to enter the CG animation film industry has not ended. There are more and more people trying to play the game. In addition, a couple of them are very well funded from big companies any casual film viewer would be familiar with. It excites me and scares me at the same time. Right now, it excites me, but things are bound to implode within 8 years. It could get quite nasty.