Sunday, March 16, 2014

Animation's World Box Office

The world totals for cartoons.

International Weekend Totals -- (World Cumes)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman -- $15,300,000 -- ($148,779,916)

Frozen -- $10,400,000 -- ($1,026,556,000)

The Lego Movie -- $4,700,000 -- ($378,431,928) ...

As the entertainment press reminds us:

... Disney’s Frozen, which held its Top 10 position at the domestic box office for the 17th straight weekend, is now open in all markets. It cast a spell in Japan this weekend to give Walt Disney Animation Studio its biggest opening of all-time there with an estimated $9.4M. That’s 13% off Monsters University’s opening last year – the film went on to be the No. 2 movie of 2013 in Japan with over $90M. I’m told that multiples for opening weekend in Japan can sometimes be as high as 15. If Frozen has legs there, it could potentially overtake Toy Story 3 as the biggest animated movie of all time. ...

Mr Peabody & Sherman is also continuing its strong run overseas. The movie travelled to another $15.3M from 10,340 screens in 61 markets. The international cume is now $85.6M for the Fox release. In Germany particularly this week, the movie saw a 9% bump, adding a further $1.5M. It’s still got Australia, China and Korea to go. ...

Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie added an estimated $4.7M in 52 markets for an international cume of $141.5M. Upcoming releases include Australia on April 3 and Germany on April 10. ...

All three features seem to have staying power in world markets.


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