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'Wreck It Ralph' Posts Great Opening Day Numbers


And today's last word in business is: Hurricane Ralph.

The movie "Wreck-It Ralph," opened to the largest weekend ever for an animated Disney film, bringing in almost $50 million.


That despite storm damage from Sandy, forcing hundreds of theaters in New York and New Jersey to close - as it turned out, with many schools also closed by the storm on Friday, "Wreck It-Ralph's" opening day. Families flooded available theaters that were open to take in the tale of a destructive video game villain seeking redemption.

INSKEEP: One Disney executive said parents and kids were looking for a cure from cabin fever - also, a little escapism.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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