Sunday, March 29, 2015

International Box Office Goes Home

DreamWorks Animation takes the top slot.

Weekend Foreign Box Office -- (World Totals)

Home -- $24,000,000 -- ($102,200,000)

Cinderella -- $38,700,000 -- ($336,222,529)

Spongebob Squarepants -- $5,400,000 -- ($287,908,117)

Big Hero 6 -- $3,100,000 -- ($873,824,139)

The trades inform us:

... [Cinderella] topped overseas charts, earning $38.7 million after debuting in Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, France and Australia. The rags-to-riches story of a woman who captures a prince’s heart while losing her shoe is also the studio’s second highest-grossing live-action release in China, having made $65.1 million. ...

[Home] had to settle for fourth place on foreign charts. The animated film made $24 million in 64 territories to bring its global total to $102.2 million. ...

I encountered a bit of hadwringing at DWA Glendale before Home got released. ("Who's going to go see it?" ... "Is it exciting enough? Funny enough?")

It's always difficult to preidict how this or that movie will perform; n this case, a lot of analysts -- inside and outside the company -- were off.


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