Last year, a paltry three films were nominated for a best animated feature Oscar. That's because, unless a year has more than 16 films in contention for the title, the nominee count can be no bigger than three. Well this year a whopping 18 films are vying for the title. Which ones do we think will be nominated? Check out the full list and our predictions after the jump.
Rio beat out Madea's Family on Easter Weekend 2011. It was a busy weekend, as the top two films made over $25 million each and the next two films each topped $10 million. It's a good sign that people may be headed back to theaters just as the summer season approaches. Elsewhere, Hop jumped into blockbuster territory, as the CGI Easter flick topped the $100 million mark in ticket sales.