Coraline, Push exceed expectations in debut

Coraline and Push both outperformed expectations on the Feb. 6 weekend, while Fanboys failed to impress in limited release, the Hollywood trade papers reported.

The 3-D animated Coraline took in an estimated $16.3 million to place third, well above what Focus Features had predicted.

Young males, meanwhile, fueled the box office for the paranormal action thriller Push, which managed $10.2 million, well above the $6 million-$8 million of most forecasts, to place sixth.

The Weinstein Co.'s long-gestating Fanboys failed to break out, bringing in $164,000 from 44 theaters for an average of $3,727.

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