Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Box Office Juggernauts

Two way different animated movies. They're both juggernauts. And DWA has a new offering.

Warner Bros’ numbers on The Lego Movie have come in and they are, as expected, great numbers. It opened in the UK to $13.4M at No. 1, which accounted for a substantial amount of its $27.7M weekend (see revised numbers above).

Combined with the aforementioned Presidents Day holiday, the new worldwide cume is now $196M. It will bow in France on Feb. 19, followed by Italy the following day and Russia next as it continues its international run. It’s currently on 7,270 screens. Market-by-market numbers are below. ...

Frozen, still in the Top 10 domestically after 13 weeks of play, is nearing its billion-dollar worldwide mark as it just passed Shrek 2 this week to become the 3rd-highest-grossing animated release of all time (based on original runs and not including reissues) and highest-grossing original animated release of all-time.

Recording more than 9 million admissions and $69.19 million in receipts, In Korea, Frozen has surpassed Iron Man 3 to become the second-most-successful imported film in Korean box-office history after Avatar.

It took in an estimated $18.2M this weekend to raise its international cume to $579.9M. When you add that to its domestic take, it is at $955.7M ...

Mr. Peabody & Sherman — which opened last weekend — bowed in three new markets and nabbed $4.6M which brings its estimated cume to $11.8M. It opened to No 3. in France with $1.7M and had a very strong hold in the UK for another $2.3M to raise its total cume in that market to $9.5M. ...

In France, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II (yes, it’s still in its international run), grossed another $1.6M here, bringing in its total overseas cume up to $147.9M. ...

So we've got two box office monsters, one promising start-up, and a hold-over that continues to do respectable numbers after months of release.

Are world audiences getting tired of animation yet?


Site Meter