MOVIE -- OPENING WEEKEND (DOMESTIC)
Coraline -- $16,849,640
Para Norman -- $14,087,050
The Box Trolls -- $17,275,239
Kubo and the 2 Strings -- $12,608,372 ...
It's surprising that, even with overwhelmingly positive reviews, Kubo did not open with a higher gross.
The Boxtrolls, by contrast, has the highest opening weekend domestic gross of any Laika feature, yet its reviews are less positive than KATTS.
Why did Kubo open so much worse? Did Suicide Squad chew into its grosses? Are audiences just not jazzed by stop motion? What is it?