“Shrek” shrieks its success

The contending animated films Shrek and Atlantis: The Lost Empire fell out of the top 10 for the first time, but Shrek, in 11th place, brought another $3.9 million into DreamWorks’ coffers, to bring its total after nine weeks to $247.3 million, making it the second-biggest animated hit of all time, behind Disney’s The Lion King. On the other hand, Disney’s Atlantis, in 12th place, took in $2.6 million, bringing its gross to a disappointing $74.7 million.