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Paul T. said I think it may depend on how well Monsters tells the story. If all it amounts to is a bunch of bumbling ugly creatures using slapstick to entertain, I'm afraid I wouldn't expect much in the way of box office receipts.

If past experience is any indication, I'd predict a clever and funny storyline on multiple levels. John Lassiter et al have proven their ability to entertain young and old alike. In their previous movies it was the stories IMHO that made them as entertaining and as profitable as they were. Of course when Toy Story came out, it was groundbreaking digital animation. But now it is almost commonplace. It was written that Dinosaurs, even though it was cutting edge digital technology, many people said it was the story that was lacking. I expect a clever and compelling story to Monsters. In the Monsters Inc. trailer you may have noticed very detailed movement of the fur on the large monster. It is reported to be a breakthrough technique Pixar developed for this movie. Also I don't expect this movie will be too scary for any age. As Mr. Spock would say, "That would be illogical".

On an earlier post on how movie profits are determined, in the partnership of Disney/Pixar...I have read that Disney will take all the box office profits (typically 50% of box to the Movie's producer and 50% to the theater) until their production costs are recovered at which point Pixar and Disney will split 50-50 the remaining box totals. Video sales (which we all know are usually huge for Walt Disney Labeled pictures) are also a 50-50 split.
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