Monday, May 11, 2009

Coraline Watch

Okay, we're tracking MvA and other big titles in feature animation, but what about the little girl from Portland, Oregon?

Coraline, after a respectable $75 million gross in the U.S. of A. (and Canada) is now rolling along in foreign venues:

UPI’s animated release Coraline opened in nine territories and took $4.9m from 1,423 venues in 14 overall for an early $15.2m running total. The film launched in third place in the UK on $3.7m (£2.5m) from 392. There are 34 territories to go over the next five months.

More often than not, the big domestic releases take in half their money stateside, half their money from the other parts of the world. (This obviously varies widely from film to film.) But if the "normal" pattern for animated features holds, then the little girl should see anywhere from $50 million to $100 million in additional box office.

Not at all bad.


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