Sunday, February 09, 2014

The International Scene, Box Office-Wise

I keep waiting for the animation to start eating itself, but noooo ...

International Weekend Box Office -- (World Totals)

The Lego Movie -- $18,100,000 -- ($87,210,000)

Frozen -- $24,000,000 -- ($913,778,000)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman -- $6,600,000 -- ($6,600,000)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman has barely launched, but the highlighted paragraph below is encouraging:

“Frozen” crosses $900 million in worldwide grosses with strong opening in China

“Robocop” blasted its way to No. 1 openings in 10 markets at the overseas box office this weekend but “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” pulled off an upset in the U.K.

In its first and only international debut, Fox’s kids film from DreamWorks Animation took in $6.6 million, including $2.2 million in previews, topping “Robocop” ($3.7 million) there. “Mr. Peabody” opens in France, Belgium and Switzerland next weekend, and in the United States on March 7.

Disney’s animated blockbuster “Frozen” continued what now seems an inevitable climb to $1 billion at the global box office with $24 million from 47 markets this weekend ...

Apparently, you make a quality animated cartoon, you can open your own mint.

Add On: Deadline details how animated features continue to frolic in foreign pastures.

... The Lego Movie, which did a whopping $69.1M domestically, debuted in 24 markets and raked in a strong $18.1M from 5,695 screens. It was notably constructive in Mexico where it was a strong No. 1. ...

Frozen opened in China on February 5, in the waning days of the Lunar New Year celebration that was packed with local pics. The Disney film earned an estimated $13.7M to make it the 2nd biggest Disney/Pixar animated bow ever. The last animated studio film to debut in the country was Universal’s Despicable Me 2 in early January which took $14.4M in its opening frame and now has over $49M. In Korea, Frozen dropped 32% from a weekend earlier for a new cume of $57.7M; it is the highest animated title ever in that territory. ...

Very nice.


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