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Despite having only one release on its schedule this year, DreamWorks Animation scared up better-than-expected results during the third quarter thanks to "Monsters vs. Aliens."
Strong DVD sales of more than 4.6 million copies for the pie, which didn't hit retailers until late last month, helped the company to a profit of $19.6 million from revenue of $135 million during the three-month period.
While the numbers are positive, profits fell 48% on an 11% dip in revenue. But it could have been far worse given the comparison with the year-earlier quarter, when DreamWorks was drawing coin generated by "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and "Kung Fu Panda."
Even with a …