Disney's latest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, pulled in $49 million in its first weekend in movie theaters, trouncing the box-office competition in the unofficial launch of the holiday movie season. The 3D film about video-game characters was expected to generate $40 million or so in ticket sales in its debut, but industry analysts say it got a boost from nearly universal glowing reviews and "the nostalgia factor," as parents who grew up playing video games in the '80s and '90s take their kids to theaters to reminisce.
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