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If you’re not attending the NYCC, don’t forget about the weekend’s other semi-comics-related event, the opening weekend of the CORALINE motion picture.

According to Box Office Mojo, the picture finished third on Friday, behind that movie with Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson and the Liam Neeson revenge thriler.

Over on his blog, Neil Gaiman seems happy with that result, since it appears the movie was projected to finish fourth or fifth this weekend. And if there’s more news to be had about the picture over the weekend, Gaiman will likely be talking about it on his website’s journal.

If you’ve not heard, there’s quite the voice cast for the picture, full of nerd favorites, including a former Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher), a Daily Show correspondent and author (John Hodgman), the oh-so-delightful French and Saunders (bup a dooie ooo) and Al Swearengen (Ian McShane).

It’s also showing in 3-D in many theaters across the country, so if you didn’t get your fill during the Super Bowl, there’s another reason to go see it.

Sunday update: Looking like CORALINE will finish 3rd for the weekend, grossing around $16.3 million.

Posted by Mark Coale

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