A hardy apology to THE HANGOVER, who by final count, emerged top of the domestic box office for the weekend. THE HANGOVER’s high numbers on Sunday put them at $44.979 million to UP’s $44.1 million. Full box office totals can be found at BoxOfficeMojo.com.
In other news, Variety reports that Lucasfilm and GenArts are joining forces to bring even more amazing visual effects production in video games. Lucasfilm already has a software relationship with Autodesk, which GenArts makes plugins for several of their systems, and decided to pull in the plugin maker to build custom tools for Lucasfilm’s bevy of artists.
“GenArts wanted to get feature-film quality into other areas, like games, and that’s what we’re about at ILM,” said Richard Kerris, ILM’s chief technical officer.
GenArts is already an industry standard for companies that run Autodesk Flame or Inferno, but now with making exclusive tools for Lucasfilm, it won’t be long until other companies are clamoring for those tools or comparable plugins.