'Eight Below' Enjoys Warm Reception by Brandon Gray
boxofficemojo.com February 21, 2006
Winning audiences with its lovable dogs and rousing trailer, Eight Below devoured a husky $25 million at 3,066 locations in four days, plowing past expectations to claim the President's Day weekend top spot. Buena Vista's survival tale of stranded sled dogs led 20th Century Fox's low brow Date MovieEight Below's opening was comparable to Snow Dogs, Buena Vista's 2002 family comedy also featuring sled dogs, and the studio has tapped similar subject matter in the past with White Fang, Iron Will and the Homeward Bound movies. Among realistic animal pictures, Eight Below had the biggest bow on record, and audience appetite for another South Pole expedition may have been whetted by last year's surprise hit, March of the Penguins.