What Tripped 'Happy Feet'
Family-film fatigue, Twi-moms and too many cooks share blame for cold open.
Penguins aren't an endangered species, but Warner Bros.' Happy Feet Two is heading for the endangered movie list. After its first 10 days, the Antarctic-set toon had grossed just $43.8 million -- a little more than the $42 million that the Oscar-winning Happy Feet tap-danced to during its first three days in 2006. Unless business picks up overseas, where it has yet to open in most territories, director George Miller's $135 million production -- Warners split the cost with Village Roadshow -- is headed for the big chill. The question is why.
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