Sunday, January 26, 2014

Global Animation Box Office

Animation continues to rake in greenbacks ... francs ... kroner ... lira ... rubles (etc.)

Foreign Weekend Box Office -- (World Totals)

Frozen -- $20,200,000 -- ($810,316,000)

The Nut Job -- $ 000 -- ($40,271,245)

Despicable Me 2 -- $5,000,000 -- ($964,765,385)

Walking With Dinosaurs -- $4,200,000 -- ($113,449,804)

Despicable Deux is closing in on the billion dollar marker, far and away the highest animated grosser in 2013 (although Frozen may best it in 2014.)

The Nut Job has not yet played in foreign venues, but is performing smartly in the United States and Canada. Funny, cute animals generally play well overseas, so we can expect at least fifty percent of the picture's final take coming from abroad.

And large prehistoric reptiles don't appear to be the draw that they used to be.

Add On: From The Wrap:

Disney’s animated “Frozen” continues to be a box-office avalanche, and crossed the $800 million mark at the global box office this weekend.

The 3D tale of two princess sisters added $20.2 million from abroad and another $9 million domestically, to raise its worldwide total to $810 million since opening at Thanksgiving.

That pushes “Frozen” past “The Lion King’ and makes it Disney’s second-highest non-sequel animated release ever, behind only “Finding Nemo,” and the seventh-highest of all time. It has taken in $462 million internationally and $347 million domestically after 10 weeks in release.

Add On Too: The Dinosaur movie does better in foreign lands:

Fox’s 3D family film Walking with Dinosaurs opened very strong to take in $1.9M on 566 screens. The film, which had a lackluster domestic run, has taken in 10.1M from non-Fox markets in addition to the $4.2M it took in this weekend to push its cume to $79M. ...


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