Sunday, October 04, 2015

The World's Box Office

There are now three fully animated features earning significant bucks across the globe. Apparently world audiences haven't gotten the memo about too many cartoons crowding the market.


The Martian -- $45,200,000 -- ($100,200,000

Hotel Transylvania 2 -- $20,400,000 -- ($150,341,765)

Inside Out -- $12,600,000 -- ($792,252,737)

Minions -- $6,000,000 -- ($1,145,310,590)

Pixels -- $1,800,000 -- ($236,315,894)

Jurassic World -- $400,000 -- ($1,664,000) ...

And a fine trade journal tells us:

... HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 continued to bring in audiences with another $20.4M on over 6,300 screens in 50 markets. It has kept very strong holds in its second weekend, dropping only 33% overall. The international cume on this animated family film from Sony rose to $59.8M in only 34% of its international footprint. ...

Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions on Friday weekend passed Iron Man 3’s $806.4M tally to become the 10th highest-grossing film of all time internationally. This comes after last weekend, the animated family film passed Transformers: Dark of the Moon’s worldwide total ($1.124B) to become the 10th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. The weekend haul for Minions this weekend is another $6M in 44 territories for a new international cume of $811.4M.

Inside Out opened to No. 1 and with a whopping $7.1M in Germany this weekend. ... It's also now the highest-grossing Disney Animation or Pixar release of all time in Singapore and Thailand. And to top that off, it is also the highest-grossing Disney release of all time in Israel (animated or live-action). ... Tuesday, the animated film will bow in its final market of China. ...

And the world's thirst for animated features remains unquenched.


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