The animation buinsess has always been a roller-coaster, and DreamWorks Animation, after a rough few years now comes roaring back on the upside.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (U.S. & CANADA)
1). Home (FOX/DW), 3,708 theaters / $15M* Fri. / 3-Day: $52.7M / Wk 1
2). Get Hard (WB), 3,175 theaters / $12M* Fri. / 3-Day: $33M / Wk 1
3). Insurgent (LG), 3,875 theaters (0) / $7.19M Fri. (-66%) / 3-Day: $23.29M (-55%) /Total Cume: $88.1M / Wk 2
4). Cinderella (DIS), 3,815 theaters (-33) / $4.69M Fri. (-50%) / 3-Day: $17.8M (-49%)/Total Cume: $150.2M/Wk 3
5). It Follows (RAD), 1,218 theaters (+1,186) / $1.3M Fri. (+1,199%) /3-Day: $3.59M (+943%)/Total cume: $4.2M/Wk 3
6). Kingsman: The Secret Service (FOX), 1,785 theaters (-438) / $869K Fri. (-32%)/ 3-Day: $3.19M (-31%)/ Total Cume: $119.39M/ Wk 7
7). Do You Believe? (PF), 1,356 theaters (+36) / $703K Fri. (-42%)/ 3-Day: $2.5M (-30%)/Total Cume: $7.4M / Wk 2
8). The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (FSL), 1,498 theaters (-518)/ $634K Fri. (-34%)/ 3-Day: $2.3M (-34%)/Total Cume: $28.25M/Wk 4
9). Run All Night (WB), 2,377 theaters (-794) / $647K Fri. (-54%)/ 3-Day: $2.3M (-54%)/Total Cume: $23.9M/Wk 3
10). The Gunman (OR), 2,816 theaters (0) / $655K Fri. (-63%)/ 3-Day: $2.27M (-55%) /Total Cume: $9M /Wk 2
... This weekend is looking a little brighter for DWA as its sole 2015 feature toon Home, via 20th Century Fox, is leading the charge at the box office with an estimated $15M Friday and a $52.7M weekend. As of this morning at 8:30AM, there’s even better news: Fox is reporting $15.6M for Home with the revised industry weekend estimate being $55.5M. ...
Home was animated/created at DWA's Glendale campus; TAG President emeritus Nathan Loofbourrow was one of the supervisors on the show, so congrats to Nathan and the entire DreamWorks team for a job well done!
Add On: As the weekend rolls on, the estimates for Home keep going up. We're now up to $59 million.
Sunday morning Add On: From the Reporter ...
Animated family film Home easily topped the North American box office with $54 million from 3,708 theaters in a much-needed win for Jeffrey Katzenberg's DreamWorks Animation.
Overseas, the music-infused title has earned $48.2 million for an early worldwide total of $102.2 million, including an okay $24 million for the weekend from 64 markets. The bigger winner offshore was Cinderella, grossing $38.7 million from 52 markets to trump Insurgent as well and top the foreign chart. ...
Home marks the best opening for a DWA film since Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($60.3 million) in summer 2012, and the third-best showing ever for an original DWA title after Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 million) and Monsters vs. Aliens ($59.3 million), not accounting for inflation. ...