TURBO scores in its opening weekend

The underlying theme of the DreamWorks' Animation 3D feature film "Turbo" is that no dream is too big ... and no dreamer too small.

With almost $250 million in worldwide ticket sales to date (nearly double the production cost), the tale of an ordinary garden snail imbued with super speed who seeks to realize his dream of wining the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race has greatly exceeded Wall Street analysts' expectations. The main character, Theo, can shake his slimy backside at the entertainment media, too, for its dour reporting since its North American opening in mid-July.

The California-based company posted third-quarter net income of $10.1 million (12 cents a share) -- its most precipitous jump in four years -- fueled by the strong domestic and international showing of "Turbo." Fourth-quarter results will be driven by the feature film division's home entertainment release of "Turbo" on Nov. 12, film-related merchandise sales and holiday-themed TV programming.

The film will be available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, with various bonuses on each edition. The Blu-ray and DVD are packaged with a "Turbo" pullback toy racer while supplies last.

Click it: Get "Turbo" merchandise at the INDYCAR shop

The 3D animated romp from Los Angeles to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway features the voice talents of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Snoop Lion, Michelle Rodriguez and Maya Rudolph. It is directed by David Soren.

“Turbo F.A.S.T,” a series spinoff of the movie, will debut on Netflix in December.